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DPRK, Russia agree to resume Six-Party talks unconditionally

(Xinhua)

08:01, August 25, 2011

PYONGYANG, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Dmitri Anatoliyevich Medvedev, president of the Russian Federation, held talks on Wednesday and agreed to resume the Six-Party talks unconditionally at an early date and implement the Sept. 19 joint statement on the principle of simultaneous action, the official news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.

According to the KCNA, the general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission met with Medvedev in Ulan-Ude, the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia in Russia on Wednesday. They exchanged views on the development of relations between the two countries and reached an agreement on all the topics discussed in the talks, said the report.

The two sides mentioned further development of cooperation on natural resources including natural gas and the link of railways as well. They agreed to establish workgroups to continue the cooperation on these issues, the report added.

It is reported that the two leaders were satisfied with the fruit of the talks. Kim invited Medvedev to visit the DPRK when he is convenient and the latter expressed his appreciation and accepted the invitation.

Kim ended his visit to Russia on Wednesday.

Kim Jong Il, who left Pyongyang to pay a visit to Russia on Aug. 20 at the invitation of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, had visited Russia for two times respectively in July, 2001 and Aug., 2002.

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