S. Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart on sidelines of ASEAN forumUpdated: 2014-08-08 22:46:14 (KST)
Top diplomats from Korea and China met this afternoon, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Myanmar, to discuss the North Korean nuclear issue.
Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se called on his counterpart Wang Yi to do more to put North Korea in check.
Yun has joined diplomats from ASEAN member states and other major nations in Naypyitaw, for a series of meetings that will culminate in the ASEAN Regional Forum on Sunday.
It's widely expected he'll use the arena to also hold meetings with India and Canada, and trilateral talks with Japan and the U.S., focusing on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Particular attention is on minister Yun's bilateral talks with this Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida scheduled for Saturday.
The meeting, the first in 11 months, is expected to deal with a flurry of diplomatic issues, as ties between the two countries have hit a low point in recent months over historical and territorial differences.
Could a South-North meeting also be in the works?
North Korea's new foreign minister Ri Su-yong, will be in attendance this weekend, after a series of visits to other nations in the region, including Vietnam and Singapore.
It's expected that Ri will also hold talks with China, as well as Mongolia and Myanmar during the forum.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.