President Moon meets with key politicians before heading to Chongqing
Updated: 2017-12-15 15:16:35 KST
Soon after President Moon addressed the students at Peking University, he met with key Chinese politicians and will soon wrap up his schedule in Beijing.
We now connect to our Hwang Hojun to get the latest.
Hojun, it seems like it was a jam-packed schedule for the South Korean President today.
That's right, Devin.
Just about a couple hours ago, President Moon Jae-in met with Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, roughly the equivalent to South Korea's National Assembly speaker.
President Moon said to Zhang that he considers the meeting meaningful, especially as both South Korea and China must prepare for the next 25 years to come, and expressed his gratitude for Zhang's continuous support of a peaceful resolution of North Korea's nuclear issue.
The two discussed ways to create a future-oriented bilateral relationship between the two countries while promoting exchanges between their parliaments and parties.
Shortly afterward, President Moon met with Li Keqiang, the Chinese Premier.
And as the meeting took place less than an hour ago, a high ranking Blue House official is set to brief the press on the meeting results soon.
And with that, President Moon will wrap up the Beijing leg of his trip and fly over to the city of Chongqing, about 18-hundred kilometers southwest of the Chinese capital.
According to the Blue House, Chongqing not only holds historical significance for Korea as the site of the nation's Provisional Government during the Japanese occupation, but it's also a key part of President Xi's policies on economic cooperation with China.