On 18 November 2013, ROK President Park Geun-hye met in Seoul with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi.
Yang Jiechi expressed, my current visit to the ROK is aimed to implement the important consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and President Park Geun-hye on promoting China-ROK cooperation. Mme. President paid a state visit to China in June this year at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and the visit yielded important positive outcomes. China-ROK relations have now entered a new stage of development. It is believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, next year the two countries will further strengthen high-level exchanges, deepen practical cooperation and promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges and that China-ROK relations will achieve new greater development.
Yang Jiechi expressed that the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee has made overall deployment for China to fully deepen reform and is a top-level design for China to advance the reform under the new situation. It will undoubtedly exert far-reaching impact on China's future development. China furthering reform and opening up, especially accelerating the improvement of the open economic system will as well open up broader prospects for China-ROK cooperation. China and the ROK are important close neighbors for each other. China attaches great importance to developing relations with the ROK and takes the ROK as an important direction of development for China's foreign relations. We are ready to further carry out mutually beneficial and practical cooperation with the ROK in all fields and to strengthen communication and coordination in international and regional issues so as to uplift bilateral relations to a higher level.
Yang Jiechi said that China adheres to realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability on the Peninsula and resolving relevant issues through dialogue and consultations. The Chinese side speaks positively of "trust building" policy towards the DPRK initiated by Mme. President and supports the improvement of relations between ROK and DPRK so as to finally realize independent and peaceful reunification. China is ready to work with the ROK and other parties concerned to push for the easing of the situation on the Peninsula and to restart the six-party talks at an early date.
Park Geun-hye expressed congratulations on the successful convening of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, expressing that China fully deepening reform will help the Chinese people to realize the Chinese Dream. The ROK side wishes China will successfully host the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting next year and the ROK will offer active support and cooperation. Strengthening ROK-China cooperation is conducive to the two countries and the whole region. The ROK is ready to work with China to push for more outcomes of bilateral relations. The ROK side appreciates China's positive role on the Korean Peninsula issue and will maintain close communication and cooperation with China to push for proper resolution of the Peninsula issue at an early date.
Both sides as well exchanged views on other regional issues of mutual interest.
Yang Jiechi also met with Chief of the ROK Presidential Office of National Security Kim Jang-soo and ROK Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se the same day.