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Xi Jinping Attended Reception on 20th Anniversary of Establishment of China-ROK Diplomatic Relations and Met with Representatives from Both Sides

Time:2012-08-31Editor:Zhou XiaodanResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

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Xi Jinping, the vice president of China, attended the Reception on 20th  Anniversary of Establishment of China-ROK Diplomatic Relations, which jointly held by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China, on August 31, 2012. Before the reception, Xi Jinping cordially met with the representatives from both sides of the Joint Research Committee for the Chinese and Korean Experts. Later, surrounded by warm applause, Xi Jinping stepped into the site of the reception and watched the revealing ceremony of the commemorative books and envelops for 20th anniversary of China-ROK diplomatic relations. Accompanying with the Chinese and Korean guests, Xi Jinping cut the cake for commemoration and watched the brilliant performance with the Chinese and Korean ethnic customs. An atmosphere of warm friendship prevailed at the reception from the start to the end.

In her address on the reception, Li Xiaolin, the president of the CPAFFC said, this year was happened to be 20th  anniversary of the establishment of China-ROK diplomatic relations and the Year of China-ROK Friendly Exchange; the arrival of Vice-President Xi Jinping, showed the Chinese Government’s great attention for developing the good-neighborly relations between China and the Republic of Korea. She said, consolidating and developing the China-ROK friendship was the common wish of the people from the two countries. We wished to make our joint efforts with ROK, to promote the continuous development of the good-neighborly and cooperative relations between China and ROK.

In his speech,Lee Kyu Hyung, the Ambassador of the ROK to China, appreciated for Vice-President Xi Jinping being present at the commemorative reception. He highly rated the 20 years’ great achievements since the China-ROK diplomatic relations established and expected China and ROK would be good neighbour forever, which worked together to create a peace-sharing, stable and prosperous future.  

Luo Haocai, the honorary president of China-ROK Friendship Association, Yang Jiechi, the minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Jiarui, Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of CPC, Li Zhaoxing, the director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, Li Haifeng,the director of  Overseas Chinese’s  Affairs  Office of the State Council, Lu Hao, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League were present at the reception.    

The representatives of friendly personages from various circles in China and ROK, over 400 foreign envoys to China and entrepreneurs, attended the meeting.

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