The Ural State University of Economics welcomed young representatives from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea on Nov. 6.
The 10-day meeting between delegates ages 16 to 20 was made possible by increased efforts by the countries' governments to facilitate cooperation in government, economic and educational circles. It also aims to provide cultural understanding between Russia and South Korea utilizing athletic and youth conferences.
Twenty visiting Korean students will explore Russian culture and tradition during their visit.
Mikhail Fedorov, rector of the university, welcomed the students, explaining during his speech the excitement of being a key part in facilitating relations with Asia's countries. Increasing globalization in the modern age is changing the ways countries look at borders and each other, he said.
He also noted that the visiting South Korean students would have a connection to Russia for the rest of their lives thanks to their visit to the country.