• China Throws Support Behind Seoul's End-Of-War Declaration Plan
Suh Hoon, director of Cheong Wa Dae's National Security Office, stands alongside Beijing's foreign affairs chief, Yang Jiechi, in Tianjin. (Photo: Yonhap)


China's foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi says Beijing supports Seoul's push to formally declare an end to the Korean War.

Yang made the remark Thursday during a meeting with Suh Hoon, the director of South Korea's National Security Office, in Tianjin, according to Cheong Wa Dae Friday.

Yang also said he believes the declaration "will contribute to promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula."

President Moon Jae-in made the end-of-war suggestion in September at the United Nations General Assembly, saying South Korea, the U.S. and China could come together to make it happen.

Yang and Suh also reaffirmed during their nearly six hour meeting that the two sides will seek President Xi Jinping's visit to Seoul as soon as the COVID-19 situation eases here.

In addition, they agreed to boost bilateral cooperation, including in the tourism field.




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