Chinese President congratulates S Korea’s Moon on election victory

Chinese President congratulates S Korea’s Moon on election victory
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BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated South Korea's Moon Jae-In on his presidential election victory, vowing to work with him in the wake of regional tensions.

"I always attach great importance to South Korea and China-ROK (Republic of Korea) relations," Xi told Moon, according to China's official Xinhua news agency.

"China is willing to work with South Korea to maintain the hard-earned outcome of China-ROK relations," Xi said.

Moon, a left-leaning former human rights lawyer, was elected on Tuesday after a corruption scandal felled his predecessor, against the backdrop of high tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

Moon advocates dialogue and reconciliation with the North to defuse the situation and eventually lure it to negotiations. (APP)

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