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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Visit From South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean Foreign Minister Gong Ro-myung will visit Russia next month on a three-nation tour that also will take him to South Africa and Austria, the ministry said Thursday.

In talks with his Russian counterpart, Yevgeny Primakov, Gong is expected to seek Moscow's support in persuading North Korea to agree to recently proposed Korean peace negotiations.

The United States and South Korea jointly proposed last week that they, along with North Korea and China, start talks aimed at replacing with a permanent peace treaty the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.