China has voiced its support for South Korea's push for a declaration formally ending the Korean War saying that would contribute to bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula.
The South Korean presidential office said Friday that Yang Jiechi the Chinese Politburo's member in charge of foreign affairs expressed that support in talks the day before with Seoul's National Security Advisor Suh Hoon.
Those talks in the Chinese port city of Tianjin lasted over three and a half hours.
It was a visit reciprocating Yang's trip to Busan in August.
The Blue House quoted Yang as saying that China will do its part for peace and stability on the Peninsula and to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table.
The officials also agreed to arrange a summit between Presidents Moon Jae-in and Xi Jinping when the COVID-19 situation stabilizes, and agreed to promote communication between the leaders, even virtually if need be.