Seoul, March 26 (IANS) While appealing for restraint, China has said it does not hope to see a reversal of the hard-won momentum of relaxation in tension on the Korean Peninsula.
On Monday, Chinese President Hu Jintao met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit slated Monday and Tuesday in Seoul, China Daily reported.
During the meet, Hu Jintao emphasised that recently there have been some new developments in the situation on the Korean Peninsula that have drawn global community's serious attention, said Qin Gang, the Chinese delegation spokesman in Seoul.
China has maintained close communications with relevant parties, including South Korea, said Hu.
"At present, the situation on the Korean Peninsula is very complicated and sensitive. We do not hope to see a reversal of the hard-won momentum of relaxation of tension on the Peninsula," said Hu.
The Chinese president said all parties should remain calm and exercise restraint, avoid aggravation of tension and, on this basis, seek an appropriate solution.
The Monday meet was the tenth such meeting between the two leaders over the past four years and the second between them this year. In January, the South Korean president visited China and held talks with Hu.
On Monday, Hu also said Lee's January visit to China was a good start to the Sino-South Korean relations this year.
"China is ready to work with other parties and continue to make active efforts towards peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula," said Hu.
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