In October 24-27th , 2017, the annual Russian-Korean border railway commission was held in Rason (DPRK). Representatives of the Russian Railways, and the railways of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as well as specialists of the "RasonConTrans" JVC in the railway transportation took part in its work.
A number of important issues for both sides were discussed during the Event. Among them were the issues of implementation of train schedules along the track of 1520 mm and 1435 mm in the first half of 2017; freight and commercial work; compliance with the time limits for locating wagons and containers of the owner's road, transferred to the border stations of the host country for 6 months of 2017. Additions and changes were made to the Soviet-Korean border railway agreement. The parties also discussed the order of operation of Khasan-Rajin railway section.
As the result the turnover of foreign trade cargo shipments between Russia and the DPRK for 6 months of 2017 was summed up.
During the Comission the parties agreed on the mechanism for restructuring the debt of the “RassonConTrans” JVC to the companies of the Russian Railways holding group. The negotiations were completed by the ceremony of laying flowers at the grave of Soviet soldiers who died during the Korean War.