Park sees blueprint for ties
Updated: 2013-06-27 01:53
By Li Xiaokun, Wu Jiao and Jiao Xiaoli (China Daily)
Referring to another top priority of her talks with Xi — the Korean Peninsula situation — Park said she anticipated the meeting to be "a time for reaching consensus on the trust-building process" on the peninsula.
She has pushed forward the "Korean Peninsula trust-building process" since taking office, aimed at containing Pyongyang's nuclear development, pushing its cooperation with Seoul and gradually building trust between the two.
"It is urgent that the North give up its nuclear program and that credible dialogue take place."
Despite the current adverse conditions, Park said she has "a dream of ushering in a new era on the Korean Peninsula by building a regime of sustainable peace on it".
She said the door for dialogue between Seoul and Pyongyang remains open, though the ROK will still give "stern" responses to Pyongyang's "provocations".
If Pyongyang responds positively to requests from the international community, "Seoul will redouble its efforts to provide assistance and accomplish common prosperity in both nations", she said.
Zhang Yunbi contributed to this story.