China, South Korea strategic dialogue next week

December 2nd, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Dec 2 (Xinhua) China and South Korea will hold their first high-level strategic dialogue at diplomatic level next week, Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday.Spokesman Liu Jianchao told a regular press conference that the dialogue scheduled Dec 11 will be held by Chinese vice foreign minister Wang Guangya and his South Korean counterpart Kwon Jong-rak.

The proposal for starting a strategic dialogue between the two countries was made by Chinese President Hu Jintao during his visit to Seoul in August.

The dialogue is aimed at resolving major issues of common concern of the two countries and strengthening bilateral relationship.

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