Win-win cooperation foundation of China-ROK ties

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-20 17:54:45|Editor: Xiang Bo
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BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha from the Republic of Korea (ROK) will visit China from Nov. 21 to 23, and both sides will exchange views on issues of common concern, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a regular news briefing on Monday.

Kang's visit is at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the spokesperson said.

China and the ROK are close neighbors, and sound bilateral ties are in accordance with historical trends and the common will of the people of two countries, Lu said.

It has been the standard for the two countries to maintain friendly communication and win-win cooperation since they established diplomatic ties 25 years ago, Lu said, noting that China is, and will always be,committed to promoting bilateral ties on the basis of mutual trust and benefit.

"We hope both sides will implement the consensus reached by their leaders to strengthen political trust, respect each other's core interests and major concerns," the spokesperson said.

Lu expressed his hope that the ROK undertakes earnest efforts to make sure that bilateral ties will have a steady and healthy development along the right track, so as to create good conditions for cooperation, benefit the two countries and two peoples, and promote regional peace, stability, development and prosperity.