Top Chinese diplomat secretly visits S.Korea

By On July 31, 2018

Top Chinese diplomat secretly visits S.Korea

Top Chinese diplomat secretly visits S.Korea Top Chinese diplomat secretly visits S.Korea

South Korea's presidential office says a top Chinese Communist Party official in charge of foreign relations secretly visited South Korea in mid-July.

The office revealed on Tuesday that Yang Jiechi, a Political Bureau member of China's Communist Party, met the head of South Korea's National Security Office, Chung Eui-yong.

The presidential office explained that they discussed in a friendly atmosphere issues of shared concern including improving bilateral relations that chilled over South Korea's deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system.

After the meeting, Chung traveled to the United States.

Last week, China's Assistant Foreign Minister in charge of Korean Peninsula affairs Kong Xuanyou visited North Korea and met with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho.

These developments have fed speculation that Yang and Chung discussed the possibility of China's involvement in declaring a formal end to the Korean War.

The leaders of South and North Korea agreed at their summit in April to declare the war's end by the end of this year.

Source: Google News South Korea | Netizen 24 South Korea

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