Moscow. 20 November. INTERFAX.RU – China could damage its authority in the international arena if cooperation with the DPRK and Russia develops, said South Korean President Yun Seok-yeol.
“China will likely take into account that continuing trilateral cooperation with North Korea and Russia, which have violated the UN Charter and Security Council resolutions, as well as other international norms, will not benefit its international reputation and authority,” Yun said in an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph ahead of his visit to London.
At the same time, the South Korean leader noted that China “plays an important role in promoting freedom, peace and prosperity in East Asia,” and he, the DPRK and Russia have “different interests.”
He expressed concern about military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, saying it “threatens peace on the Korean Peninsula as well as in Northeast Asia and Europe.”
The President stressed that South Korea, the United States and Japan intend to “actively respond” to such cooperation.
During the interview, Yoon So-yeol also called for deepening security ties with Britain, saying the world is facing a “polycrisis” of multiple conflicts and threats to humanity.