TOKYO (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Ministry Ambassador-at-Large Grigory Logvinov heads the Russian delegation to the October 27-29 forum organized by the South Korean Foreign Ministry.
The Korean ministry said earlier the forum’s second meeting focuses on President Park Geun-hye’s initiatives to bolster regional cooperation and trust in nuclear safety, natural disaster prevention and mitigation and environmental protection.
Russia first initiated the creation of a peace and security mechanism in Northeast Asia. Moscow chaired a six-party working group that met in Beijing in 2003-2008 after Pyongyang withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005 and conducted three nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013.
Logvinov, who headed the group at the time, told RIA Novosti earlier that the six countries have worked out a series of regional principles that were later found to bear similarities to the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. The act aimed to improve relations between the West and former Soviet and Eastern European Warsaw Pact states.