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Republic of Korea ready to return to Khasan - Rajin project - Russian minister

SEOUL, November 7. /TASS/. The Republic of Korea is interested in returning to the Khasan-Rajin railway project, Russia’s Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka told TASS on Tuesday. "We heard about interest in these projects from South Korea. It was mentioned during talks that they would like to return to these projects," the minister said. "We have no contraindications; we will now work on the formula for close engagement of South Korean partners," Galushka said. The Khasan-Rajin project is not covered by sanctions of the UN Security Council against the DPRK, the minister added. The railway renovation project from Russia’s Khasan to Rajin port in North Korea was implemented in 2008-2014 by a joint venture between Russian Railways and North Korea. South Korea was intended to be the third party in the project but Seoul is still negotiating its participation in the project, the minister said earlier. Throughput capacity of the Khasan-Rajin railway segment and the terminal is 5 mln tonnes of goods per year. Read more