China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

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Posted: May 18, 2017 11:21 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting South Korean envoy on Friday that he was willing to put relations with Seoul back on a normal track.

"We're willing to work with South Korea to preserve the hard-won results, properly handle disputes, put China-South Korea relations back onto a normal track and benefit both peoples on the basis of mutual understanding and mutual respect," Xi told Seoul's envoy to China Lee Hae-chan.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Stephen Coates)