The head of South Korea Park Geun-Hye has decided not to go to the capital of Russia for the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war, instead of her celebration will be sent a special envoy, told in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic.
"Special adviser to the President on international relations Yoon sung-Hyun in the form of a presidential special envoy plans to participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, which will be held in the Russian capital on may 9," - said in a released statement on the Internet office of the foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea.
The foreign Ministry expressed hope that the visit to the capital of Russia, special envoy of the President of South Korea, also timed to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations Between 2 countries, will contribute to their further development ", reports RIA " Novosti ". As emphasized by the South Korean Agency Yonhap, the decision of President Park Geun-Hye not to participate in activities in the capital of Russia ruled out the possibility of her meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, who is invited to the celebration of the anniversary of the Victory. The Agency quoted the expression occupying the high post of the envoy of the authorities of the Republic of Korea, who is not named, the South Korean government continuously mentions the possibility of a summit with North Korea, However, taking a decision on the question of a trip to the capital of Russia, " was concerned about whether to have the value of a fleeting meeting with Kim Jong-UN. Remember, 6 April, it was announced that the head of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic has decided to accept Russia's proposal on the participation of Serbian soldiers in the parade on red square in the Russian capital on may 9. In addition, the military of South Ossetia also have the opportunity to participate in the Victory parade. The head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov on 4 April said previously its participation at the celebrations confirmed 25 leaders of foreign countries and several international organizations. However, this year the head of some countries will not attend the festive event. So, to visit Moscow on may 9 did not want the U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Cameron D., head of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, Montenegro, as well as the premiere of the Netherlands norwegii. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made the decision not to visit Moscow on may 9 to participate in the Victory parade. Media told that she does not want to " offend the Ukrainian government ". However in a press-service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10.