South Korea’s chief of police boarded the disputed island to annoy Japan, and the deadlock in Japan ROK relations is difficult to solve?
Beijing, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, Kim Changlong, director of the South Korean police department, boarded Japan’s Takeshima (a disputed island between Japan and South Korea, known as Dokdo in South Korea) on the 16th. Relevant police sources disclosed the matter. The Japanese government made a strong protest to the South Korean government. Japanese Foreign Minister Lin Fang is saying to the media: “it is absolutely unacceptable and extremely regrettable.”
according to the South Korean media, Kim Changlong visited Takeshima by helicopter and encouraged the guards. The police department explained that landing on the island had no “diplomatic meaning”. It is reported that there are also opinions that “it is natural for the person in charge of security to visit the front line”. No official news has been released about jinchanglongdeng island
on October 25, 2013 local time, South Korea held a joint defense military exercise in the waters around Dokdo (Takeshima in Japan)
according to Yonhap’s previous report, this is the incumbent Korean police chief who landed on the island again after about 12 years. With the ROK Japan relations still at an impasse, the visit of the ROK security chief to the island has attracted much attention
the Japanese government lodged a strong protest against the South Korean government. Chief Cabinet Secretary Boyi Matsuno stressed again at the press conference: “Takeshima is obviously an inherent territory of Japan, whether based on historical facts or international law.” foreign minister Lin Fang is saying to the media: “absolutely unacceptable, extremely regrettable.”
<Seoul News reported that, Relevant people from the South Korean foreign ministry were unhappy to learn about Kim Changlong’s visit to Takeshima through reports. As the relationship between South Korea and Japan is very sensitive, he said that “some people also pointed out the need for comprehensive consideration”. It is reported that in the past, due to the opposition of the foreign ministry, the director of the police cancelled his visit to Takeshima
in 2012, then South Korean President Lee Myung Bak landed on the island for the first time as a serving president, leading to the deterioration of Japan ROK relations