S. Korea and China to Cooperate on Regional Security

Seoul’s foreign ministry said that consultations between top nuclear envoys from South Korea and China on Tuesday resulted in the agreement to work together to stabilize the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. 

The meeting between the representatives of the two countries came amid tensions over North Korea’s missile launches and alleged preparations for a nuclear test. 

According to the ministry, Noh Kyu-duk, Seoul’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, and his Chinese counterpart, Liu Xiaoming, shared assessments of the current regional security situation and discussed ways to stabilize it. 

Noh requested Beijing’s “constructive” role to coax Pyongyang to resume dialogue and stop carrying out additional provocations.

Meanwhile, Liu reaffirmed China’s commitment to supporting a peaceful resolution to the Korean Peninsula issue.

Last month, nuclear envoys from South Korea and the United States agreed to push for a new U.N. Security Council resolution against the North for its recent missile launches. 

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