Original title: The Korean Foreign Ministry once again condemns the Japanese central government for sending senior officials to participate in “Bamboo Island Day”; activities
International Online Report (Reporter Chen Meng): Japan Minister of Ocean Policy and Territorial Affairs, Yamamoto Taiichi, said on the 18th that the Japanese government will dispatch central officials to participate in the “Tszma Island Day” held in Shimane Prefecture, Japan (Korea called the island “Dokdo” Other countries should not interfere in this matter. South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Taiyong expressed condemnation on the same day.
Zhao Taiyong said: “This is really an unreasonable and surprising statement. The so-called commemoration day activities for other countries’ territories and the dispatch of central government officials to participate in activities are inherently intolerable. Instead, the Japanese side accuses us of interfering. This is a rhetoric that all people with rationality and conscience cannot understand. ”
On the same day, Ichihara, Director of the Asian Oceania Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited the Korean Foreign Ministry and held talks with the South Korean Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Li Xiangde. This is the first time that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Yasukuni Shrine at the end of last year. In this regard, Zhao Taiyong said that the main purpose of Iharahara’s visit to Korea was to attend the meeting of the Japanese diplomatic mission in South Korea.
Zhao Taiyong said: “The issue of the visit of the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Iharahara, to the Republic of Korea. There are three Japanese embassies and consulates in Korea. Seoul, Busan, Jeju, an embassy and two consulates. The main purpose of the visit of the Prime Minister Yi Yuanchun to the ROK was to attend the meeting of the Japanese Embassy and Consulate as the head of the headquarters. & rd;;
According to Korean media reports, Li Xiangde and Ihara Junichi’s meeting only exchanged basic opinions on South Korea-Japan relations and did not discuss specific issues in depth. During the meeting, the ROK indicated that Japan must take concrete measures on historical issues to improve the position of bilateral relations.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang