Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Yun warns of worsened Chinese ties


Image from article, with caption: Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se delivers his opening address during an annual meeting of chiefs of overseas diplomatic missions at the ministry`s headquarters in Seoul on Monday.
Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Monday warned of deteriorated relations with China this year as the two nations face tensions over the planned stationing of advanced U.S. missile defense assets and Beijing’s support of peace treaty discussions with North Korea.
In his opening speech at an annual meeting of chiefs of overseas diplomatic missions, however, he offered an upbeat outlook for an unprecedented gathering with the U.S. and China “in the near future.” ...
The conference, where some 170 ambassadors and consuls general are participating, is set to run through Friday. They are slated to visit the Demilitarized Zone on Tuesday and have in-depth discussions on four topics -- the North Korean nuclear issue and diplomacy for peninsula peace and unification; support for economic revitalization; protection of overseas residents; and public diplomacy with the participation of people. ...

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