SEOUL — The South Korean foreign ministry announced on Monday that it has sent a message of condolence to China following the death of former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the message was transmitted to Chinese Premier Li Qiang via a telegram under the name of South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo. The ministry did not disclose additional details of the message.
Last week, upon the announcement of Li Keqiang's death, the ministry had conveyed its condolences, emphasizing Li's significant role in advancing South Korea-China relations. The government expressed high regard for his contributions, describing him as a "close friend" in the development of bilateral ties between the two nations.
"We pray for his eternal rest and express deep condolences to the bereaved family," the ministry statement read.
Chinese state media reported on Friday that Li Keqiang passed away from a sudden heart attack in Shanghai at the age of 68.