Beijing and Seoul have agreed on imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea in response to its fifth nuclear test conducted last Friday.
“The agreement was reached during a telephone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, over Pyongyang's action,” the South Korean Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying by Nikkei Tuesday.
According to the foreign ministry, Yun expressed his country's intention to cooperate in the U.N. Security Council to adopt a fresh sanctions resolution against North Korea.
Wang was quoted by the ministry as saying, "We agree to stemming North Korea's development of nuclear and missile programs by imposing tougher sanctions following the adoption of the resolution."
The two ministers confirmed that they will continue their talks.
They also discussed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, a move that China objects to.