SEOUL, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se in Seoul.
Wang, who arrived in Seoul early on Monday for a two-day visit, described his trip as a move "to visit relatives, talk about friendship, discuss cooperation and look into the future."
He said the China-S. Korea relations are in the best of times, facing with new developing opportunities. Both sides should deepen strategic cooperative partnership, instilling new vitality and solid assurance to cooperation at the basis of mutual trust.
Yun said South Korea and China communicate with each other very well over international issues. The two countries share the mutual trust in politics, cooperate actively in economy and experience increasingly frequent personnel exchanges.
Yun said South Korea is willing to continue deepening cooperation with China to benefit citizens of both countries.
Wang said China always holds a fair, impartial and objective stance over the issues of Korean Peninsula. China devotes to solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear problem in a peaceful way and facilitate the denuclearization of the peninsula, opposing words and activities that lead to tensions arising from any side.
As a host country of the six-party talks, Wang said, China has played an significant role and performed its duty in resolving the nuclear issue on the peninsula peacefully through dialogues.
He said the resumption of the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is in the interests of all sides, which also needs efforts of each side.
The six-party talks, which involve the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), South Korea, Japan, China, the United States and Russia, was launched in 2003 but stalled in December 2008.
Yun said the six-party talks are quite important for resolving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea pays high attention to China's role in the talks and is willing to make joint efforts with China to push for the resumption of the six- party talks.