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Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se of the ROK
2014/11/07

On November 7, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se of the Republic of Korea (ROK) who came to China to attend relevant events of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leadership Meeting.

Wang Yi spoke highly of the China-ROK relations and expressed his welcome to President Park Geun-hye for her attendance of the APEC meeting in China. He said that President Xi Jinping will meet with her again. He hoped both sides take the meeting between the two leaders as an opportunity to jointly release a positive signal that both sides are devoted to regional development and prosperity, to working together to conclude the negotiations on China-ROK Free Trade Area (FTA) at an early date and to jointly promoting the bilateral practical cooperation for new achievements.

Yun Byung-se said that the ROK-China relations have become increasingly mature. The ROK side is earnestly looking forward to the forthcoming meeting between President Park Geun-hye and President Xi Jinping. The ROK side is willing to make joint efforts with the Chinese side to well implement the consensus between the two leaders, to accelerate the promotion of practical cooperation such as the ROK-China FTA construction, and to constantly enrich the ROK-China strategic and cooperative partnership. He wished the APEC meeting a complete success.

The two sides also exchanged views on the situation of the Korean Peninsula and other topics of common interest.

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