China Opposes Deployment of THAAD in S. Korea

Hangzhou, – China opposes the US deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea (ROK), President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday.

“Mishandling the issue is not conducive to strategic stability in the region, and could intensify conflicts,” Xi said in China’s Hangzhou.

China and the ROK should cherish their political mutual trust, safeguard their cooperative foundations, and overcome difficulties and challenges, in order to put bilateral ties on the right track toward stable and healthy development, Xi said.

Xi reaffirmed China’s commitment to realizing denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability of the peninsula, and solving relevant issues through dialogue and consultation.

For her part, Park said that South Korea has a firm desire to evaluate and develop relations with China.

Source: Qatar News Agency