Russia's Far East Development Minister, who visits South Korea on Friday, says Moscow anticipates Seoul's participation in a trilateral project with Russia and North Korea.
South Korea was a partner in the Najin-Hasan Project where Russia exports products to third-countries through a railway between Russia's Hasan, and Najin Port in North Korea.
In an interview with Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency, Aleksandr Galushka explained Russian coal transported via this route is not subject to UN sanctions so the three sides need to talk to enhance efficiency.
Seoul signed an MOU with Moscow in 2013 but dropped out last year after deciding to take unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang.
Galushka is also expected to meet with government officials and business leaders during his five-day stay to discuss bilateral economic cooperation.