Hu says China supports dialogue between DPRK, ROK
Updated: 2012-01-09 20:48
BEIJING - President Hu Jintao on Monday said China will continue to support the improvement of relations through dialogue between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Myung-bak inspect an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony held for Lee in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 9, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
Hu made the remarks while meeting with visiting ROK President Lee Myung-bak Monday afternoon in Beijing.
It is in line with the interests of all parties concerned to safeguard the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsular, he said, adding China is willing to enhance communication and coordination with all relevant parties and make unremitting efforts in this respect.
China hopes the parties concerned will have more moves that help promote peace and stability on the peninsular, he said.
Lee said it is the common goal of the ROK and China to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsular and safeguard its peace and stability.
The ROK appreciates China's efforts for this goal and hopes that China will continue to play a positive role in this respect, Lee said.
At Hu's invitation, Lee arrived in Beijing Monday to start his three-day state visit, the second since he took office in February 2008.
During his visit, Lee is also scheduled to meet with top legislator Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao. The two sides will exchange views on China-ROK relations as well as global and regional issues of common concern, respectively.