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Accordingly, Kim Yong-jae, DPRK's minister of external economic relations and Alexander Kozlov, Russian minister for the development of the Russian Far East, discussed ways to boost bilateral economic cooperation.

One of the topics at the meeting was the project to build an automobile bridge connecting the Tumen Station in the DPRK and the Khasan Station in Russia.

The meeting took place in the context of US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un having just held talks in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on February 27th - 28th, but failed to reach a joint agreement.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that even while the two sides made "real progress" during the summit, they didn't get "all the way".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the leaders had a "very good and constructive meeting" and discussed ways to advance "denuclearisation and economic driven concepts." She said their teams look forward to meeting in the future./

Compiled by BTA