|ROK's President Moon Jae-in Meets with Wang Yi|
On September 15, 2021 local time, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was on an official visit to the ROK, in Seoul.
Moon Jae-in conveyed through Wang Yi his sincere greetings to President Xi Jinping and said that the ROK attaches great importance to its relations with China. Amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ROK and China have maintained close high-level communication, and the bilateral cooperation in economy and trade has managed to grow amid broad downward pressures, setting a good example of international anti-pandemic cooperation. ROK-China relations have made significant progress over the past three decades and will boast greater potential in the future. Moon Jae-in hopes to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the ROK and China as an opportunity to chart the course for the development of bilateral relations in the next 30 years and open the new future of more mature ROK-China relations. The ROK is ready to work with China to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, bring the role of the Committee for Future Development of ROK-China Relations into play, expand people-to-people exchanges and push for more fruitful cooperation in economy, trade, environmental protection and other fields. The ROK supports China in hosting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, appreciates China's contributions to maintaining peace on the Korean Peninsula, and hopes that China will continue to play a constructive role in maintaining peace on and realizing the denuclearization of the Peninsula.
Wang Yi conveyed the cordial regards of President Xi Jinping to Moon Jae-in, saying that China and the ROK are inseparable neighbors, and what's more important, mutually beneficial and win-win partners. Therefore, the two countries should be in constant contact with each other like relatives. Under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state, China-ROK relations have carried on a sound development momentum, and the friendship between the two sides has been further deepened through the joint fight against the pandemic. Both sides should take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to give full play to the role of the Committee for Future Development of China-ROK Relations and put forth forward-looking and workable ideas and initiatives for the development of bilateral relations in the next 30 years that are keeping up with the times, so as to push for greater development of bilateral relations. China is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with the ROK, strengthen cooperation in economy, trade, culture and environmental protection, and expand friendly people-to-people exchanges. China firmly supports both Koreas in overcoming difficulties and steering clear of disruptions to improve relations and will continue to play a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability and realizing enduring peace and stability on the Peninsula.