The English version of the Yonhap News Agency filed a report from Seoul Korea on Sept. 29, 2015. Chung Ui-hwa, who is the head of South Korea’s National Assembly, is scheduled to travel to Russia today. Once in Russia, the parliamentary speaker will be attending a gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Russia. The reception is scheduled for Wednesday in Moscow. He will meet with Valentina Matviyenko and, Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin who are Russia’s parliamentary leaders.
Then Chung will be speaking at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He is expected to present information on the future relationship between Russia and South Korea. While in Russia, he will talk with local experts concerning Korean issues during the 4th International Parliamentary Forum.
He will then travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, where he will visit the grave of Yi Beom-jun, who was a South Korean independence fighter. Yi committed suicide while he was in Russia.
Chung is scheduled to begin a two-day visit to Finland on Oct. 3, 2015. In Finland, he is scheduled to meet with Maria Lohela, the Finnish parliamentary speaker, and Finland’s President, Sauli Niinisto. They are expected to discuss various methods for strengthening ties between Finland and South Korea. While in Finland, Chung plans to address Finnish parliament committees. During those meetings, he plans to share his knowledge on various policies.
By Cathy Milne
Yonhap News Agency: S. Korean parliamentary speaker heads to Russia, Finland
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