Luo Zhaohui, chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with Jang Ha-Sung, ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to China who will be leaving his position soon, on June 16.
Luo expressed his reluctance to see Jang depart and thanked him for his contributions to exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including development cooperation, during his more than three years of work in China.
He added that China and the ROK are close neighbors and China has always attached importance to the development of friendly relations with the ROK. Stable relations between the two countries will play a positive role in the development of the two countries and the region as a whole.
Guided by the important consensus of the two heads of state, China is willing to work with the ROK to continue to strengthen communication and exchanges, actively explore practical cooperation in development, and promote the Global Development Initiative so as to better benefit the people of both countries and the region and promote the continuous development of relations between the two countries.
Jang said the ROK-China friendship has a long history. In the past three years, the international situation has been changing and the COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading, but relations between the two countries have not been affected at all and instead further deepened. He said he believes that under the new administration of the ROK, the friendship between the ROK and China will be continued and bilateral relations and practical cooperation will be further developed.
The two sides also exchanged views on other issues of common concern.