In the News – Lee, Hu to Discuss N.Korea

In the News – Lee, Hu to Discuss N.Korea

Chinese President Hu Jintao, who came to Seoul on Sunday to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, meets his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak for the 10th time on Monday.

A Foreign Ministry official said, “Basically, all major issues between South Korea and China that have made headlines will be on the agenda.”

That is likely to include the hottest issue in bilateral relations, China’s repatriation of North Korean refugees.

North Korea’s plan to test a long-distance ballistic missile, which the regime claims is a satellite launch, is also likely to be discussed.

A diplomatic source said, “China’s role is the crucial to prevent North Korea’s reckless missile launch. We plan to ask China to join the sanctions against North Korea that are to be imposed if it goes ahead with the launch.”

 

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