|Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Soo-song and his delegation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 19, 2013. The ROK delegation came to attend the 13th China-ROK Elite Forum scheduled on Aug. 20 in Beijing. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with a delegation from the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Monday.
The delegation, led by former Prime Minister Lee Soo-song, is attending the 13th China-ROK Elite Forum scheduled on Tuesday in Beijing.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), hailed the fast growth of bilateral exchanges and cooperation in all areas since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
He said China will use the visit of ROK President Park Geun-hye as an opportunity, and work with ROK to jointly promote cooperation in various areas, and to strive for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, as well as peace and stability in northeast Asia.
Lee called on the two countries to continue to expand cooperation and strengthen their strategic partnership of cooperation. He said ROK will work with China to endeavor for lasting peace in the region.
Jointly sponsored by the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs and 21st Century ROK-China Exchange Association, the forum is alternatively hosted by China and ROK every year.