Politics 01-06-2018

China urges the US and North Korea to hold the summit on Schedule

China is calling on the US and North Korea to hold the meeting of leaders of both countries on schedule said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.

"We have taken note that the working groups of the USA and North Korea are currently actively preparing for the meeting of the leaders of both countries we call on the USA and North Korea to continue showing sincerity and celebrate the meeting on the date planned "Hua said at a press conference.

With these statements, the spokeswoman commented on the meeting of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the vice president of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yong-chol.

Hua said that China "has always considered that direct contacts and dialogue between the leaders of the two countries is a key link to solve the nuclear problem of the Korean peninsula."

He also indicated that the situation in the peninsula has left the deadlock in which it remained for many years and stressed that there is an opportunity to achieve denuclearization.

Earlier it was reported that Kim Yong-chol traveled to New York to discuss with Pompeo the preparations for the US-North Korea summit.

The meeting of the US president, Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was originally scheduled for June 12 in Singapore but the US president canceled the meeting in mid-May because of Pyongyang's reaction to the exercises. joint military of the USA and South Korea.

However about ten days later Trump did not rule out that the summit will be held on the agreed date.


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