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Chinese FM meets with S.Korean counterpart on bilateral ties


10:40, March 03, 2012

SEOUL, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Friday held talks with his South Korean counterpart Kim Sung-hwan and the two leaders vowed to further promote bilateral ties.

Yang, who was visiting Seoul for annual regular inter- ministerial consultations, said the two countries have seen the all-round progress in their bilateral relations since he establishment of diplomatic ties 20 years ago, citing frequent high-level exchanges, enhanced political trust and cooperation in various fields.

China has always attached great importance to development of China-South Korea relations, Yang said, adding that Beijing is willing to join hands with Seoul to maintain the growth momentum in economic, trade, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

The two countries also should strengthen communication and coordination in regional multilateral affairs, so as to expand common interests to more fields and continuously raise the level of the strategic cooperative partnership between the two sides, the Chinese minister said.

On the nuclear summit to be held in Seoul later this month, Yang said the meeting will help boost cooperation of world countries and enhance international nuclear security, adding that China is willing to work with South Korea to make the summit a success.

On his part, Kim said South Korea gives high priority to its ties with China. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, Seoul hopes to keep close communication, enhance mutual trust and strengthen multifaceted cooperation with China, so as to boost their strategic cooperative partnership and establish more mature and future- oriented bilateral relations.

With regard to illegal border crossers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Chinese minister said that China has been handling relevant cases in accordance with domestic laws, international law and humanitarian principles, and he expressed the hope that South Korea could take seriously China's principled position and concerns.

During the meeting, the two ministers also exchanged views on major international and regional issues of common concern.

Yang arrived here Friday after an official visit to India.


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