Chinese state councilor meets South Korea's new president
SEOUL, Feb 25, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong met
with South Korea's newly sworn-in President Park Geun-hye on Monday
and both sides pledged to further their bilateral cooperation.
Liu, a special envoy of President Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping,
general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central
Committee, delivered congratulatory messages to Park from the two
China has attached great importance to ties with South Korea and
cooperation between the two countries has reached unprecedented
heights in various fields since the establishment of bilateral ties
20 years ago, the two Chinese leaders said in their messages.
China hoped the two sides could jointly contribute to the
development of their strategic cooperative partnership under new
circumstances by deepening mutual understanding and trust and
promoting communications and cooperation in all areas, they said.
Liu said China hoped the two countries, now at a new starting
point, could strengthen strategic communications to cement firm
political and strategic mutual trust, deepen pragmatic cooperation to
ultimately realize win-win results, and expand people-to-people
exchanges to promote their shared history, culture and traditional
For her part, Park said South Korea and China have a lot in common
concerning the goals of development. She said her administration is
dedicated in the happiness of the people, while China has pledged to
complete the building of a moderately prosperous society by 2020.
She hoped South Korea and China could foster closer relations by
expanding cooperation in such areas as politics, trade and economy
and culture on the basis of mutual understanding.
The two sides also exchanged views on regional issues. The Chinese
state councilor said China is committed to safeguarding peace and
stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
China called on all relative parties to solve the problems through
dialogue and consultation due to the complexity and sensitivity of
the situation, Liu said.
China appreciated Park's pledge to seek the "trust-building
process" between the two sides of the Korean Peninsula, and would
continue to make efforts for achieving lasting stability of the
peninsula, Liu said.
Liu also attended the inauguration ceremony of Park who was swore
in on Monday as South Korea's first female president.
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