President Moon Jae-in says there will be no let up in South Korea's efforts with China and the international community to put an end to the 1950-1953 Korean War and for complete denuclearization on the peninsula.
He made the remarks on Thursday in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Blue House.
I especially thank China for its constructive role and cooperation in the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean government and the international community, including China, will not cease efforts to put an end to the war on the Korean Peninsula and achieve complete denuclearization.
During the 57-minute long meeting, Moon stressed the importance of progress, calling for continued cooperation from China.
Wang reaffirmed Beijing's support for development in inter-Korean relations.
Moon also highlighted that the two countries have maintained close communication even amid the COVID-19 pandemic becoming an exemplary case.
Wang agreed and delivered a special message from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
"After the outbreak of COVID-19, the two countries supported and helped each other as close neighbors and developed their friendship and cooperation. Chinese President Xi Jinping has also highlighted the importance of his friendship and mutual trust with President Moon."
In the message President Xi said they shared a lot of phone calls and exchanged letters and reached important agreements.
He also thanked Moon for inviting him to Seoul, expressing hope to meet when conditions allow.
To this, Moon said he looks forward to meeting President Xi.
Moon and Wang also discussed the potential trilateral summit between South Korea, China and Japan as well as agreed to work for a successful Olympics in Tokyo next year and in Beijing in 2022.
Earlier on Thursday, Wang sat down with Seoul's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and agreed on a 10-point consensus.
It calls for strengthening cooperation on pandemic control and establishing a commission for future bilateral ties.
Also on the list is entering the second phase of their free trade arrangement at an early date and advancing a political settlement on the Korean Peninsula.
The Chinese diplomat will meet with other key figures from the South Korean government and parliament before wrapping up his three-day trip on Friday.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.