North Korea’s Education Minister Initiates Educational Talks in Russia

PYONGYANG – In a notable move signifying closer educational ties between North Korea and Russia, North Korean Education Minister Kim Seung-doo has embarked on a journey to Russia, aiming to enhance collaboration in the education sector.


According to Yonhap News Agency, as reported by the TASS news agency, Minister Kim’s visit focuses on discussions aimed at expanding educational exchanges between the two nations. During his visit, Minister Kim is expected to engage in talks concerning the increase in the number of North Korean students attending Russian educational institutions and the enhancement of language programs, with a specific emphasis on Korean language courses in Russia and Russian studies in North Korea.


The delegation, which received a ceremonial send-off from Russia’s Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora at Sunan International Airport, plans to visit Vladivostok, Russia’s key far eastern port city, before proceeding to Moscow for further discussions.


This visit is part of a series of high-level engagements between North Korea and Russia, following the momentum established during the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin last fall. The growing interactions, including recent visits by North Korean officials such as Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui and External Economic Relations Minister Yun Jong-ho to Russia, underscore a significant deepening of bilateral relations, particularly in areas of mutual interest such as education.



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