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Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou Holds Talks with the ROK (Republic of Korea) Side on China-ROK Relations and the Korean Peninsula Issue

2019/01/18

From January 17 to 18, 2019, Vice Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the Chinese Government on the Korean Peninsula Affairs Kong Xuanyou met in Seoul with officials of the ROK (Republic of Korea) side such as Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun and Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do Hoon of the ROK respectively, exchanging views on China-ROK relations and the Korean Peninsula issue.

Both sides expressed that they will further reinforce political communication, enhance strategic mutual trust and make concerted efforts in pushing China-ROK strategic cooperative partnership for constant and stable development in the new year. Both sides believed that the current Korean Peninsula situation is in a critical period. The ROK and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have actively interacted with each other and advanced reconciliation and cooperation, which is conducive to promoting the political settlement process of the Peninsula issue. Both sides supported the DPRK and the United States in maintaining contact and dialogue, meeting each other half way, and properly resolving respective concerns, so as to make active efforts in pushing forward the realization of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and establishing a peaceful mechanism on the Korean Peninsula. Both the Chinese side and the ROK side will continuously play a due role in this regard.

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