07 August 2017

News Story: S. Korea, China to have bilateral meeting feared to be overshadowed by THAAD row

MANILA, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) -- Foreign ministers of South Korea and China will hold talks in the Philippines on Sunday to discuss North Korea and other pending issues, according to Seoul officials.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are to attend a set of ministerial meetings hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including the ASEAN Regional Forum scheduled for Monday.

They will meet on Sunday afternoon for their first official bilateral talks since Kang took office as top diplomat in June, Seoul officials said Saturday.

They are expected to use the meeting to discuss cooperation in addressing North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats.

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