China, S.Korea should expand common interests, maintain stable supply chains: Chinese premier
Published: Sep 08, 2023 03:58 AM
China South Korea Photo:VCG

China South Korea Photo:VCG

China and South Korea should expand their common interests, jointly maintain the stable and smooth operation of industrial and supply chains, continuously make the pie of cooperation bigger and seek mutual benefit and win-win results, Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Thursday when meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on the sidelines of the leaders' meetings on East Asia cooperation held in Jakarta.

China is willing to work with South Korea to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, uphold the original intention of establishing diplomatic relations and enhance political mutual trust, eliminating interference and moving toward each other, said Li. 

China is ready to push forward the development of China-South Korea relations in line with the times, to better benefit the people of both countries and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the region, Li noted.

China and South Korea should respect each other's core interests and major concerns, safeguarding the overall situation of China-South Korea relations. China has always supported reconciliation and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula, and has always stood for peace and stability, according to Li.

The South Korean president wished success for the Hangzhou Asian Games. South Korea-China relations have made tremendous progress in the past 30 years, benefiting people from both countries, Yoon said. 

South Korea is willing to work with China to strengthen communication and dialogue at all levels, deepening exchanges and cooperation in economic, trade, cultural and other sectors, practicing multilateralism and free trade, and pushing forward stable and healthy development of bilateral relations, as well as world peace and prosperity. 

South Korea is ready to strengthen coordination with China to advance trilateral cooperation between South Korea, China and Japan, Yoon said.