ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong-ho
On August 7, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong-ho on the sidelines of the ASEAN ministerial meeting in Manila.
The ministers exchanged opinions on topical issues of the development of bilateral relations and discussed the current situation on the Korean Peninsula in the context of providing security in Northeast Asia. Mr Lavrov called on all parties concerned to exercise the utmost restraint so as to avoid negative forceful scenarios on the Korean Peninsula and to urgently initiate a search for a political and diplomatic settlement through a comprehensive solution to the problems on the peninsula, including its denuclearisation.