Officials from the defense ministries of China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have begun talks in Seoul to discuss a joint response to the current Korean Peninsula situation. It is the first working-level dialogue between the two sides since 1995 when the mechanism first began.
The annual director-level consultation is also the first direct meeting between the two countries’ militaries since the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) claimed that they conducted a hydrogen bomb test on January 6.
The meeting took place between ROK Director-General for international policy, Yoon Soon-ku and China’s foreign affairs office Director, Rear Admiral Guan Youfei. It comes a day after ROK’s top nuclear envoy, Hwang Joon-kook, talked with his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei in Beijing. The two sides discussed denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Story by CCTV News