The Russian and South Korean presidents have vowed to further develop the partnership between their countries. Dmitry Medvedev has also invited businesses in the republic to help modernize Russia’s economy.
Japan has temporarily recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations after President Medvedev’s visit to the disputed Kuril Islands. Moscow announced on Tuesday that it would not take any return measures.
Moscow has called Tokyo’s reaction to President Dmitry Medvedev’s trip to one of the Kuril Islands an “unacceptable demarche”. Japan’s ambassador to Russia will be summoned to the Foreign Ministry over the issue.
President Dmitry Medvedev is now the first Russian leader to visit the Southern Kuril Islands in the Far East. His trip sparked an outcry in Japan, with the country’s prime minister describing the visit as ‘regrettable’.