- Title: Russia's Putin welcomes South Korean president's envoy
- Date: 24th May 2017
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MAY 24, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN WALKING AND GREETING SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN'S ENVOY SONG YOUNG-GIL CAMERA OPERATORS FILMING RUSSIAN AND SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS TAKING SEATS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "At the beginning of our meeting I want to say that we very much appreciate your personal contribution into strengthening of relations between Russia and South Korea." TALKS IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT'S ENVOY SONG YOUNG-GIL, SAYING (OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "Our new president Mr. Moon Jae-in has a very strong will, he likes Russia very much and he is interested in Russia and relations between our countries. That's why I think that you and our new president will work together well." PHOTOGRAPHERS/CAMERA OPERATOR FILMING SONG YOUNG-GIL WALKING TOWARD PUTIN, GIVING HIM LETTER WITH MESSAGE FROM SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, MOON JAE-IN
- Embargoed: 7th June 2017 20:46
- Keywords: South Korean President's Envoy Song Young-Gil President Vladimir Putin South Korea Russia
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I76XXJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed South Korean president's envoy Song Young-gil in Moscow's Kremlin on Wednesday (May 24).
South Korea sent special envoys to the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Germany to establish firmer ties as tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of a recent missile launch by North Korea.
Former Incheon City mayor and Democratic Party lawmaker Song Young-gil Song held talks with Putin and handed him a letter with a message from South Korean President, Moon Jae-in explaining the new government's policy plans.
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