Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with Republic of Korea (ROK) National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang here Monday and both sides expressed hope to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, said China and the ROK are close neighbors, friends and partners, and their bilateral relations enjoy a long history and also potential for future development.
The two sides should continue to deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation, strengthen multilateral coordination, cement friendly public support, and work together to advance China-ROK relations, said Yang.
Moon Hee-sang said the ROK National Assembly stands ready to make greater efforts to deepen cooperation between the ROK and China in all areas.
The two sides also exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula issue.