|calendar>>July 18. 2014 Juche 103|
Wharf No. 3 of Rajin Port Goes Operational
| Rason, July 18 (KCNA) -- Wharf No. 3 of Rajin Port has been built with success in the DPRK.
The building of the wharf pursuant to the plan for cooperation between the DPRK and Russia provided another foundation for making a positive contribution to boosting the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and economic and trade relations among countries of Europe and Northeast Asia.
An inaugural ceremony took place in Rason City Friday.
Present there were Jon Kil Su, minister of Railways, officials concerned and working people in the city.
Also present there were Vladimir Yakunin, president of the Russian Railways Company, Yury Viktorovich Bochkarev, consul general of the Russian Federation in Chongjin, those concerned of railways and other Russian guests and staff members of foreign embassies in the DPRK.
Vladimir Yakunin in a speech said he was pleased with the completion of the wharf.
The wharf is capable of loading and unloading millions of tons of coal, he said, expressing belief that such joint work would not only develop the bilateral cooperation but promote friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries.
Jon Kil Su said in his speech that the successful reconstruction of the Rajin-Khasan railway section and the completion of Wharf No. 3 of Rajin Port are precious products of the vitality of the Moscow Declaration signed by leader Kim Jong Il and President V. V. Putin. He noted that the transport channel newly provided in the spirit of friendship and cooperation between the two peoples would satisfactorily play the role of a friendship bridge linking Europe and Northeast Asia and, through this, the international position of the Rason Economic and Trade Zone would be further enhanced.
Then followed congratulatory speeches.
A reception was given on the same day.
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