President Lee Myung Bak gave positive assessments on China’s position of North Korea’s long-range rocket launch today.
President Lee at the breakfast meeting with security scholars and experts at the Blue House said to the participants, “China’s move was not negative” and gave positive assessments on China’s policy towards the Korean Peninsula.
President Lee also revealed, “China’s role is very important in the Peninsula”, “We have to take good care of Korea-China relations”.
China cooperated adopting the presidential statement and clearly stated that North Korea’s rocket launch is a violation of the UN Security Council Resolutions.
Last month at the South Korea-China summit on the 26th, Chinese President Hu Jintao pointed out that, “For North Korea to spend a lot of money on its rocket launch not taking care of the economy of people’s livelihood is inappropriate”.
Participants at the meeting evaluated that after North Korea’s rocket launch, South Korea-U.S.-China’s cooperation has relatively been going well.
Officials have said that preparations from South Korea must be undergoing in case of North Korea’s third nuclear test.
President Lee this day listened to expert’s opinion on countermeasures following North Korea’s recent long-range rocket launch and also North Korea’s future trends, direction and inter-Korea relations.
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