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    Russian presidential envoy meets with N. Korea PM in Pyongyang

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    VLADIVOSTOK, October 11 (RIA Novosti, Anatoliy Ilukhov) - Russian presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District Konstantin Pulikovsky met in Pyongyang with North Korean Prime Minister Pak Pong Ju at the National Palace of Congresses, the envoy's press secretary said Tuesday.

    According to Yevgeny Anoshin, Ju said North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had directed his government to provide support for the initiatives of Pulikovsky, the Russian government and Russian businesses involved in various projects in the country.

    "Our political relations are on the highest level," Pulikovsky said. "Now we have to consolidate economic, technical and cultural ties."

    The Pulikovsky-led delegation will return from Pyongyang Wednesday.