The heads of diplomatic relations between Korea and China met for the first time in five months to discuss the Korean Peninsula and the international situation.
Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong held a meeting with Wang Yi, who arrived yesterday evening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jongno-gu, Seoul at 9:00 am today (15th), and with Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Minister Jeong is expected to ask China to play a role in North Korea’s return to dialogue in order to restart the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
China’s messages to North Korea and the US are also noteworthy as the summit is held amid the ongoing tensions between the US and China as North Korea test-fires long-range cruise missiles.
The two sides are also expected to discuss ways to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and China next year and to cooperate for the successful hosting of the Beijing Olympics in February next year.
Director Wang visits the Blue House after the Korea-China foreign ministers’ meeting to prevent President Moon Jae-in, and then has lunch with Minister Jeong and leaves the country in the afternoon.
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