UNITED NATIONS -- Chinese State
Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign
Minister Kang Kyung-wha have agreed to boost ties based on closer coordination,
during their talks Wednesday on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN
Noting that the bilateral relations are developing well under
the guidance of the two countries' top leaders, Wang said China stands ready to
work with the ROK in advancing the bilateral ties to a higher level.
He also expressed the hope that the two sides would strengthen
the alignment of their development strategies, jointly develop third-party
markets and speed up the second phase of the Sino-ROK Free Trade Agreement
China and the ROK should enhance coordination and cooperation
under the multilateral framework, and deepen cultural and people-to-people
exchanges in the Winter Olympics, youth exchanges and other areas, Wang added.
Congratulating on the 70th founding anniversary of the People's
Republic of China, Kang, for her part, said that the ROK would like to expand
pragmatic cooperation with China in various areas and push forward the
alignment of China's Belt and Road Initiative with the ROK's development
Under the current circumstances, it is crucial for the two
countries to maintain close communication on bilateral relations and the
regional situation, Kang noted.
The two also exchanged their views about the situation on the