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Chinese vice premier arrives in ROK

10-26-2011 14:46 BJT

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Wednesday for an official visit to South Korea.

In a statement released upon his arrival at the airport, Li said that with concerted efforts from both sides, the overall cooperation has been launched in various sectors between the two countries.

Such cooperation has brought real benefits to the peoples of China and South Korea in the past nearly two decades and made positive contribution to regional peace, stability and development, he added.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (L Front) is welcomed by South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Park Suk-hwan upon his arrival in Seoul for an official visit Oct. 26, 2011.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

He said China and South Korea are close neighbors across the sea and the two peoples have a long history of friendship.

Li said safeguarding peace in the region and on the Korean Peninsula serves the common interests of all parties concerned

He further noted China is willing to make concerted efforts with all parties concerned, including South Korea, to promote dialogues, work for reactivation of the stalled six-party talks, promote the de-nuclearization process on the peninsula, and safeguard peace and stability in Northeast Asia.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (C) arrives in Seoul for an official visit to South Korea Oct. 26, 2011. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

The Chinese vice premier also said he will exchange views with South Korean leaders and friends from all sectors on further promoting the development of Sino-South Korea ties, as well as international and regional issues of common concern.

He said that he believed his visit will help enhance mutual understanding and trust, promote the bilateral practical cooperation in all fields, and push forward the Sino-South Korean strategic cooperative partnership.

During his stay, Li will also meet with South Korean leaders and attend a luncheon hosted by South Korean businessmen..



Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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