S.Korea minister expresses concern over missiles

South Korea's Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong has expressed deep concern over the latest launch of missiles by North Korea in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Chung referred to the remark on Thursday at a joint news conference with Lavrov after their talks in Seoul.

Chung said South Korea and Russia will continue their close cooperation for progress on the Korean Peninsula peace process.

He asked Russia to play a constructive role in dealing with the issue of North Korea, including denuclearization.

Lavrov said concerned countries should not continue expanding any kind of arms race and military activities.

He also expressed support for an early resumption of the negotiation process between concerned parties.

Russia has friendly ties with North Korea. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Russia in 2019.

South Korea apparently asked for cooperation from Russia to improve relations between the two Koreas.