Chinese President Xi Jinping met with South Korean Premier Han Deok-su on May 23 and expressed his intention to welcome the holding of the trilateral summit meeting between Japan, China, and South Korea, which has not been held for four years, at an appropriate time, and Prime Minister Han emphasized his intention to hold the summit by the end of this year as the chair country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with South Korean Prime Minister Han Deok-su, who is visiting Hangzhou in eastern China, to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games.
According to a senior South Korean government official, President Xi said at the meeting that he appreciates the efforts to hold the trilateral summit meeting between Japan, China, and South Korea, which has not been held for four years, and welcomes the timing of the summit.
In response, Prime Minister Han stated, "We will make efforts to hold a summit meeting as soon as possible, including holding high-level consultations among the three countries in Seoul next week," and emphasized his intention to hold the next summit by the end of this year as the chair country.
In addition, as Russia and North Korea moved closer over military cooperation, Prime Minister Han asked for China to play a constructive role in the situation on the Korean Peninsula, to which President Xi replied, "China has consistently supported reconciliation and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula, and China will continue to make efforts for peace and stability."