ROK National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang Meets with Charhar Institute Delegation
On November 23rd, ROK National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang met with the Charhar Institute delegation led by Chairman Han Fangming at the Speaker’s residence in Seoul.
During the meeting, Moon Hee-sang reviewed the achievements of his visit to China this year at the invitation of Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China. He said that the ROK-China relations feature a long history, an affinity of people-to-people exchanges and proximity in geography.
Moon Hee-sang（L）and Han Fangming take a group photo under a persimmon tree laden with fruits. They both express the wish that future issues relevant to the bilateral relations between China and the ROK will be all smooth going and productive just like the persimmons.
Moon also said despite the twists and turns in the bilateral relations, he believed that with the efforts of heads of states, governments and friendly organizations in both countries, China and ROK will surely establish friendly ties and set a good model to many other countries on inter-state communication.
Han Fangming first thanked the Speaker for sparing his weekend time to meet with the delegation of the Charhar Institute, and expressed thanks to the Speaker for his great support in the past years to China-ROK friendly ties and relevant activities of the Charhar Institute.
Moon Hee-sang (2nd R, Front) take a walk with Han Fangming (2nd L, Front) and other delegation members of the Charhar Institute in the garden of the Speaker's residence.
Han said that as a noted statesman and a person with profound knowledge on China, the Speaker feels strongly on the traditional culture shared by Eastern Asian countries, has great expectations for peace on the Korean Peninsula and also cares about the younger generation’s development. In particular, during the Speaker's visit to China earlier this year, he invited representatives of the Charhar Institute to have a small-scale breakfast meeting, which was a meaningful event in public diplomacy.
The two sides also discussed the upcoming leaders' meeting of China, Japan and the ROK, and expressed great expectation for the outcomes of the meeting. Han said that "to visit relatives" and "to visit more" should be the norm of communication between the two countries.
Moon Hee-sang responded that the twists and turns between the ROK and China are not normal. The efforts made by the Charhar Institute for the friendship between the two countries and peace on the Peninsula over the years will not be in vain, and he expressed his willingness to work together with the Charhar Institute.
Before the in-door meeting, Moon Hee-sang and Han Fangming took a walk outside in a pleasant atmosphere, in which Moon and Han took a group photo under a persimmon tree laden with fruits. They both expressed the wish that future issues relevant to the bilateral relations between China and the ROK will be all smooth going and productive just like the persimmons.
Zhou Hucheng, Executive Deputy Secretary General of the Charhar Institute, Zhang Zhongyi, Deputy Secretary General and Representative to the ROK of the Charhar Institute, Ma Wensheng, Deputy Secretary General of the Charhar Institute and relevant personnel of the Speaker's Office attended the meeting.
Group photo of Moon Hee-sang (C) and the Charhar Institute delegation
Copy Editor: Zhu Yanhong