Essay on The Russian Federation 's Objectives
The purpose of this briefing book is to provide an outline of the Russian Federation’s objectives, strategies, and key issues in relation to the diplomatic settlement of the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula through the resumption of the six-party talks.
The talks will officially take place on the 29th of October in the Global Links room (Building 1A, Floor 2) in Beijing. Each negotiation round will take approximately 2 hours. In these negotiations, all parties (The People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, the United States of America, Japan, and the Russian Federation) have agreed to follow the rules of conduct, which are highlighted in Appendix 1.
The Russian Federation recognises that the North East Asian region has a high preponderance of great powers, and that these great powers will tend to pursue their own interests in the negotiations. In addition to this, interactions between participating states have, in the past, been characterised by competition, outright hostility, and a lack of trust. Nevertheless, by resuming the talks, adopting a constructive approach, and building solid and durable relations with other parties, the Russian Federation believes that it will be possible to achieve the overarching objective of ensuring a nuclear-free status of the Korean Peninsula and creating conditions for reinforcing peace and security in the North East Asian region.
The talk participants…