SEOUL - President Xi Jinping's special envoy Liu Yandong met here on Monday with the Republic of Korea's President Moon Jae-in, urging efforts to boost ties consistent with the original intention of both sides in establishing diplomatic relations.
China and the ROK should take the 10th anniversary of the establishment of their strategic cooperative partnership as an opportunity to earnestly implement the consensus reached by and between the heads of state of the two countries, Liu said.
Liu met with Moon after attending the Feb 25 closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. She noted that the attendance to the Feb 9 opening ceremony by Xi's special envoy Han Zheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and her presence at the closing ceremony well reflect China's support for the Pyeongchang Games and the importance China attaches to its relations with the ROK.
During the meeting with Moon, Liu said China and the ROK should keep boosting mutual trust, launch mutually beneficial cooperation, strengthen exchange in education, science and technology, culture, sports, public health and other fields of humanities, and properly handle sensitive issues, in order to consolidate the political basis and the basis of public opinions for long-tergreen and red fidget spinnerm stable development of relations between the two countries.
On the Korean Peninsula issue, Liu recalled that the ROK and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) took the Pyeongchang Olympics as an opportunity to restart dialogue and interaction, revea[MG_SEO]ling the common aspiration for peace of the people on the Korean Peninsula.
China is dedicated to peaceful solution of the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation, Liu said.
Liu expressed the hope that the ROK side will enhance confidence, eliminate interferences, keep promoting continued improvement of relations between the south and the north, and keep the current momentum of detente, in striving to make progress in peace talks.
China will continue to play a positive and constructive role on the issue, she added.