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Yang Jiechi Meets with Special Envoy of ROK President Lee Hae-chan

On May 19, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at the Great Hall of the People with Special Envoy of President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Hae-chan.

Yang Jiechi expressed that President Xi Jinping held phone talks with President Moon Jae-in not long ago, deeply exchanging views on the development direction of China-ROK relations in the coming period. Sending the Special Envoy to visit China this time shows that President Moon Jae-in highly values bilateral relations. Both sides should implement consensus of the two heads of state, and make practical efforts to promote bilateral relations to back to the healthy and stable development track. It is hoped that the ROK could respect China's major interests and concerns to properly solve the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense issue, so as to create conditions for both sides recovering mutual trust and a smooth development in future. Both sides should enhance communication and coordination, and make joint efforts to boost the settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Lee Hae-chan expressed that the ROK devotes itself to developing relations with China. The ROK understands China's concerns, and is willing to intensify dialogues and consultations, and make efforts to properly resolve related issues with China.

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