National security adviser Chung Eui-yong flew to China on Saturday to brief officials there about his latest meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

National security adviser Chung Eui-yong (left) poses with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Saturday. /Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae

Chung told reporters after returning to Seoul, "Chinese officials hope that the upcoming inter-Korean summit and UN General Assembly, which will offer a chance for a U.S.-North Korea summit, will serve as major turning point in resolving Korean Peninsula issues."

Chung responded to questions whether efforts to declare an official end to the Korean War were discussed with Chinese officials by saying, "I explained the matter sufficiently."

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi visited Seoul in July to discuss the issue with Chung.

Meanwhile, National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon, who was among the delegation, flew to Japan on Sunday, where he met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday morning to discuss cooperation in trying to denuclearize North Korea and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, according to Cheong Wa Dae. 

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