South Korean President Kim Dae Jung has arrived in Moscow for a three-day state visit.
Kim Dae Jung's visit includes meetings with Russian president Boris Yeltsin and other top state officials as well as the leaders of main political parties.
South Korean President Kim Dae Jung has come to Moscow for a three day visit to Russia.
At the Moscow's Vnukovo II government airport he was met by newly appointed Prime Minister of Russia Sergei Stepashin.
The honour guard comprised of servicemen from Russian Armed Forces, Navy and Air Force greeted him.
During his stay in Russia Kim Dae Jung will meet Russian President Boris Yeltsin, other top Russian officials as well as the leaders of country's main political parties and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Alexy II.
His talks with Yeltsin are expected to be centred on bilateral ties, regional stability and the situation of the Korean peninsula.
During his visit Kim Dae Jung will be lodging in the Kremlin - a rare privilege reserved only for selected foreign dignitaries.
Russia maintains diplomatic ties with both the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The two sides are to sign an agreement that calls for South Korean investment in an industrial complex in the Nakhodka Free Economic Zone, near Russia's border with North Korea on the Sea of Japan.