South Korea to invite Chinese President Xi when COVID-19 stabilises: Yonhap

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s foreign minister said on Saturday the government will prepare for a visit to South Korea by Chinese President Xi Jinping, local news outlet Yonhap reported.

“As soon as the novel coronavirus stabilises, we have decided to prepare for President Xi’s visit to (South) Korea as early as possible,” Chung Eui-yong told reporters after a meeting with State Councillor Wang Yi, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, Yonhap reported.

Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by William Mallard