|Yang Jiechi Meets with First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung Nam of the ROK|
On June 20, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met in Zhongnanhai with First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung Nam of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Yang Jiechi expressed that China and the ROK are each other's important close neighbors, and China always pays attention to developing China-ROK relations. Both sides should well implement the consensus of the two heads of state, keep in mind the original intention of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries, insist on general direction of friendly cooperation, and respect each other's core interests and major concerns. It is hoped that the ROK to show political aspiration and decisiveness, keep its promise and work with China to properly resolve relevant issues, so as to promote bilateral relations for improvement and development at an early date.
Lim Sung Nam said that President Moon Jae-in hopes to improve and develop bilateral relations. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of China-ROK diplomatic relations. The ROK hopes to take this opportunity to strengthen communication and coordination with China, in a bid to facilitate bilateral relations for important progress.