President Hu Jintao vowed in Beijing on Thursday to
promote sustainable and stable relations with South Korea in aim to
push forward the comprehensive and cooperative partnership to a new
President Hu Jintao
meets with Park Geun-hye, envoy of South Korean President-elect Lee
Myung-bak in Beijing on Jan. 17, 2008.
"It's already proved that the establishment and development of
the comprehensive and cooperative partnership between the two
nations not only brought concrete benefits to the two peoples, but
also served to promote the peace, stability and prosperity in the
region and the world at large."
Hu made the remarks in his meeting with Park Geun-hye, envoy of
South Korean President-elect Lee Myung-bak, who arrived in Beijing
Hu said China would continue to boost ties with South Korea with
the characteristics of long-term stability, comprehensive
cooperation, equality and reciprocity.
"No matter what changes may occur to the domestic situation of
the two countries or international situation, our policy won't
alter," Hu told Park.
Park, former chairwoman of the South Korean Grand National
Party, also extended a written letter from Lee to Hu.
She highlighted the rapid growth of bilateral relations since
the two countries forged diplomatic ties. She said South Korea was
satisfied with the current growth momentum of the ties.
President-elect Lee attaches great importance to developing ties
with China, Park said, adding that South Korea would work closer
with China to cement the bilateral ties and jointly make
contributions to the maintenance of peace and development on the
Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
(Xinhua News Agency January 18, 2008)