Chinese, S.Korean ministers discuss N.Korea

Foreign ministers of China and South Korea met to discuss the situation in the Korean Peninsula, with the South Korean side urging China to support its policy on North Korea.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his South Korean counterpart, Chung Eui-yong, in Seoul on Wednesday. Wang arrived in South Korea on Tuesday after a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore.

Wang referred to bilateral ties that will mark the 30th anniversary next year. He noted that the two countries have exchanged views closely and have built a strategic partnership. He also expressed China's intention to seek stronger ties.

Chung stressed that South Korea and China have cooperated toward a shared goal of achieving the complete denuclearization of, and bringing permanent peace to, the Korean Peninsula. He urged China to consistently support South Korea's peace initiative.

Earlier, North Korea announced that it successfully test-fired long-range cruise missiles last weekend.

Senior government officials in Japan, the United States and South Korea confirmed on Tuesday that they will share intelligence updates and strengthen cooperation on the issue of North Korea.