Wang Yi Meets with Outgoing ROK Ambassador to China Jang Ha-sung
2022/06/22 20:00

On June 22, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with ROK Ambassador to China Jang Ha-sung, who is leaving his post and returning to his country.

Wang Yi thanked Jang Ha-sung for his great efforts and important contributions to deepening China-ROK relations during his tenure. Wang Yi said, people often say that China and the ROK are and will remain close neighbors and inseparable cooperation partners. We should grasp the profound truth and connotation therein. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, with the joint efforts of the two governments and all sectors of society, China-ROK relations have achieved leapfrog development and yielded important and positive results. Bilateral trade has continued to exceed 300 billion U.S. dollars, mutual investment has totaled nearly 100 billion U.S. dollars and mutual visits have reached 10 million. These important achievements serve the fundamental interests of the two countries and two peoples and should be cherished and safeguarded by both sides.

Wang Yi said that the most important thing in state-to-state relations is to maintain the stability and continuity of mutual policies. China's friendly policy toward the ROK remains unchanged and China will continue to place the ROK in an important position in its neighborhood diplomacy. He hopes that the new ROK administration will also continue and adhere to the friendly policy toward China. The two sides should take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to push the China-ROK strategic cooperative partnership to a new level. In the face of challenges such as the backlash against globalization and the Cold War mentality, China and the ROK should strengthen communication and coordination, jointly safeguard regional peace and stability and work for global development and prosperity.

Jang Ha-sung said, during my three-year-serving as the Ambassador of ROK to China, I have witnessed the rapid development of China and the major achievements of ROK-China relations. I believe that China will maintain strong momentum of development and the ROK-China friendship and practical cooperation will be further deepened.

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