facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Beijing, Seoul to assess North Korea

Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- China's top political adviser said Monday he'd reach out to the South Korean government to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

Yu Zhengsheng met Monday in Beijing with South Korean diplomats. The visit is part of an annual bilateral meeting. A delegation led by former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Soo-song arrives Tuesday in Beirut for further talks.

The political envoy said China will use the visit as an opportunity to work jointly with the government in Seoul to bring peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula, China's official Xinhua News Agency reports.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated in the aftermath of North Korea's nuclear test this spring.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye met in June with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to review the security situation.

Xi said he was eager to bring North Korea back to multilateral nuclear negotiations with South Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the United States. Nuclear negotiations started in 2003 but have been suspended since 2008.

Topics: Xi Jinping
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
2
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
3
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
4
Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein nabbed Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein nabbed
5
Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback