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On September 30, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Asia-Pacific Research Center at Hanyang University, Institute for Russian Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Korea Eurasian Policy Institute held a round table “Collaboration Between Russia and South Korea in the Light of New Northern Policy: Evaluation and Future Tasks”. The event was timed to the anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between ROK and Russian Federation.

Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Andrey Kulik, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea, and Hong Hyun-Ik, Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered welcoming remarks.

On September 30, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Asia-Pacific Research Center at Hanyang University, Institute for Russian Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Korea Eurasian Policy Institute held a round table “Collaboration Between Russia and South Korea in the Light of New Northern Policy: Evaluation and Future Tasks”. The event was timed to the anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between ROK and Russian Federation.

Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Andrey Kulik, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea, and Hong Hyun-Ik, Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered welcoming remarks.

Gleb Ivashentsov, RIAC Vice President and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia; Eom Gu Ho, Director of Asia-Pacific Research Center, Hanyang University; Liudmila Zakharova, Academic Secretary, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies; Associate Professor, World Economy Department, MGIMO University; Suh Dong-Joo, Deputy Director, Korea Eurasian Policy Institute, spoke during the first session “Dynamics of Russia-Korea Collaboration and Performance of New Northern Policy”. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, moderated the discussion.

Victoria Samsonova, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Korean Studies, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies; Byun Hyun-sub, Deputy Director, Strategy and Planning Team, the Presidential Committee for Northern Economic Cooperation; Irina Korgun, Senior Research Fellow, Acting Head, Center of Russian Strategy in Asia, RAS Institute of Economy, Associate Professor, School of Asian Studies, Higher School of Economics; and Sang-Joon Lee, Professor, Kookmin University, touched upon the prospects for Moscow – Seoul cooperation in such practice areas as energy, digital technologies, innovation, healthcare, infrastructure, and logistics during the second session “Emerging Areas of Cooperation between Russia and South Korea and Future Tasks of New Northern Policy”. Lee Kyu-Hyung, Chairman, Coordinating Committee of the Korea-Russia Dialogue, former South Korean Ambassador to Russia, moderated the session.

Alexander Zhebin, Director of the Center for Korean Studies, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies; Ko Jae-Nam, Director, Korea Eurasian Policy Institute; Alexander Vorontsov, Head of the Department for Korean and Mongolian Studies, RAS Institute of Oriental Studies; Hong Wan-Suk, Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; Ilya Dyachkov, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and African Studies, MGIMO University; Kim Sanghwan, Business Incubation Center, Korea Techno Venture Foundation; Roman Lobov, Expert, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies; and Lee Sun-Kyu, Research Fellow, Korea Energy Institute, also took part in the expert discussion.

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