Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

China advises US-North Korea to initiate denuclearisation talks

He and Suh Hoon (C), head of the National Intelligence Service, will head to Japan, Russia and China to brief them on the developments.

The North also agreed to hold a historic summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In in late April. "We hope that all relevant parties can seize the current opportunity, work for the shared goal and make concerted efforts to promote the process of denuclearizing the Peninsula and politically resolving the Korean Peninsula issue", Geng added.

He said China would work with the other members to help the group "meet worldwide expectations, take a clearer stand on major worldwide and regional issues and play a more active role in regional co-operation and global economic governance". -South Korea drills. Accordingly, Wang said, the current thaw was "proof" that the "dual freeze" was an "effective prescription", which had provided the "most basic conditions" for improved North-South relations. Pyongyang's security concerns should be addressed in return for a pledge to denuclearize, he said.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi called on the United States and North Korea on Thursday (March 8) to have talks as soon as possible and said peace must prevail, amid signs of easing tension over North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

"Despite light at the end of the tunnel, the journey ahead won't be smooth".

The book also features the official Chinese version of the "Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road" initiative made public by China's central government in June 2017.

"The proposed China-ASEAN strategic partnership vision 2030 will lead to better coordination between the Belt and Road Initiative and ASEAN's development plans", Wang said.

Shinzo Abe said Pyongyang had used past instances of diplomacy to quietly develop its nuclear capabilities and missiles.

Those visits and meetings that "go a long way toward deepening the world's understanding of China, enhancing China's profile and influence, and facilitating the solution of many global problems", he said.

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