After returning to South Korea after 10 months, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was in charge of foreign affairs, said, “Korea and China are neighbors that cannot be moved.”
Prior to the Korea-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which began at 9 am on the 15th at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong welcomed Foreign Minister Wang Yi. It is the first time in five months since Minister Chung’s visit to Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, in April, and Wang’s visit to Korea is the first in about 10 months since November last year.
Director Wang, who entered the country by private flight the day before, arrived at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Doryeom-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul around 8:58 a.m. that day. He waved his hand without answering a reporter’s question, “Are you going to invite President Moon Jae-in to the Beijing Winter Olympics next February?” headed to
In a remark before the meeting, Minister Jeong said, “The Northeast Asian Relay Olympics, which began in Pyeongchang in 2018, followed by the Winter Olympics in Tokyo in 2021 and Beijing in 2022, were successfully held as quarantine, safety and peace Olympics to overcome Corona 19 and promote world peace. I hope that it will serve as an opportunity to deliver a message of hope for the future.”
In particular, Minister Jeong said, “I hope that the meeting with Commissioner Wang Yi will allow for a wide exchange of opinions on ways to further substantiate the Korea-China strategic cooperative partnership and develop it in a future-oriented way.” “Prevention of new infectious diseases and climate change I hope that we can find ways to work together for world peace and prosperity as we take on global challenges such as responding.”
Wang said, “The two countries are close neighbors that cannot move and are partners that cannot be left behind. The two countries will celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year. The two countries are building a strategic cooperative partnership and reaching a new level, becoming more mature and stabilizing.” said
“Under the new situation of the 30th anniversary, China-Korea relations should further strengthen community awareness, continuously expand common interests, and continuously discover the potential of cooperation so that better, faster, more stable, comprehensive and sustainable development can be realized,” he said. “He said.
Meanwhile, Director Wang Yi, who was embroiled in controversy over diplomatic disrespect for arriving late at the meeting every year during his visit to Korea, appeared to arrive a little earlier than the scheduled time this time. At last year’s South Korea-China foreign ministers’ meeting, he arrived 20 minutes late for the meeting and was controversial because of the traffic jam.
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