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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho of the DPRK

2018/04/04

On the afternoon of April 3, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), who made a stopover in Beijing.

Wang Yi expressed that Chairman Kim Jong-un has paid a successful visit to China recently. General Secretary Xi Jinping reached important consensus with Chairman Kim Jong-un on the development of China-DPRK relations and the promotion for peaceful settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. Under the current situation, maintaining and developing China-DPRK traditional friendship are of great significance for the two countries and the region. The two Foreign Ministries should strengthen exchanges at all levels and effectively implement the results of the meeting between the top leaders of the two countries in Beijing as soon as possible.

Ri Yong-ho noted that the successful meeting between the top leaders of the DPRK and China provides important opportunities for the development of DPRK-China relations. The DPRK stands ready to, together with China, well implement the consensus reached by the top leaders of the two countries, enhance high-level mutual visits and diplomatic communication at all levels, as well as inherit and well develop DPRK-China traditional friendly relations.

Wang Yi said that China appreciates the DPRK's stance of being committing to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and the important efforts made by the DPRK in easing the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and supports the heads of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea as well as the heads of the DPRK and the United States in holding meetings. China will continue promoting peace talks, and make positive efforts in pushing forward the realization of the goal of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of the peaceful mechanism on the Korean Peninsula. Ri Yong-ho expressed that the DPRK will maintain close strategic communication with China on relevant issues of the Korean Peninsula in line with the course charted by the meeting between the top leaders of the two countries in Beijing.

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