SEOUL, April 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Foreign Ministers of South Korea and China, Yun Byung-se and Wang Yi, step up diplomatic efforts to prevent an upsurge in tension on the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday.
"The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries have agreed to make every possible diplomatic efforts, including closed-door working contacts, with a view to preventing a further escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula, as well as to ensure peace and stability in the region," the South Korean Foreign Ministry statement points out.
The foreign-policy chiefs of the two countries also discussed the nuclear issue of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the forthcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul.
The two Ministers' telephone conversation was held at a request of the Chinese side, a South Korean Ministry official said.
Meanwhile, Pyongyang, apart from the recent series of rocket launchings, does not rule out the possibility of conducting a "nuclear test of a new type", Yonhap news agency points out in this connection. Such actions and statements of the North sharply exacerbated tension in Northeast Asia, and gave rise to an increased concern in the sphere of security.