July 15, 2020

North Korea and Russia sign new protocol on cross-border rail transport
Russia’s deputy transport minister in Pyongyang talks pushed for rail container shipments from South Korea to begin

North Korean and Russian representatives signed a new protocol on cross-border rail, road, and sea transport during meetings in Pyongyang this week, the Facebook page of the Russian embassy reported late Thursday.

It added that the protocol “sets out the main activities” in those areas of transport, while additional reporting from Russia’s state news agency said the two discussed starting container shipments from South Korea to Russia through North Korean territory.