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President Moon delivers speech at Peking University, meets key politicians

President Moon delivers speech at Peking University, meets key politicians


On Thursday,… President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President
Xi Jinping unveiled their four basic principles for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear issue. The two leaders made some progress during
their summit in Beijing,… but when it comes to the issue of the U.S. THAAD missile defense
system,… clear differences remain. Our chief Blue House correspondent Moon Connyoung
reports from Beijing. (STAND-UP)
“Agreements remain agreed… differences remain disagreed. That pretty much sums up the third bilateral
summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping at
the Grand Hall of the People – what had been coined as the highlight of Mr. Moon’s first
state visit to this country.” The goal of the South Korean leader’s first
visit to China since taking office in May has been crystal clear from the get-go: Mending
bilateral ties strained by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system. That feeling was mutual on Thursday as South
Korea’s first couple were greeted by their Chinese host at the Great Hall of the People
in the heart of Beijing. (Korean)
, • . “I hope the summit today will be the first
step to upgrade our mutual relations to another level and in our beautiful journey together
writing a history of peace and prosperity.” (Chinese)
“China-Korea relations and the situation on the Korean peninsula are at a critical stage
now. As friendly neighbors and strategic partners,
China and Korea share extensive common interests and wide cooperating prospects in maintaining
regional peace and promoting regional development.” In a meeting that lasted well beyond the initially
scheduled half an hour by another half and a half… the two leaders managed to reaffirm
their positions on the two key sticking points: North Korea and Seoul, Beijing relations that
nosedived over China’s objections South Korea’s THAAD deployment. On North Korea… (Korean)
“The two leaders agreed on the principles of: no war on the Korean peninsula, a nuclear-free
Korean peninsula, resolution through dialogue and negotiations, and that improvement in
inter-Korea relations in the end help ease tensions on the peninsula.” 4 , , . , . , . , . Over the issue of THAAD… (Korean)
, , . “President Xi reiterated China’s opposition
to the deployment and said he hoped South Korea would continue to appropriately handle
this matter.” But, the Blue House official added… that
there was an air of positivity unseen from their last
encounter… relaying Xi’s remarks that the Chinese leader hoped the two countries’ bilateral
relations will never have to go through such a setback again. Presidents Moon and Xi also decided to keep
all forms of communications open to better foster dialogue between the two leaders. (STAND-UP)
“Has President Moon’s Beijing trip helped dig out Seoul, Beijing relations from its
darkest hour? Has it charted path for a new chapter in bilateral
relations? The next few weeks following the summit will
be crucial in reestablishing this key relations for the entire Northeast Asian region. Reporting form Beijing, Moon Connyoung, Arirang
News.”

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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