Chinese FM meets Russian deputy FM on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-28 14:29:51|Editor: Mengjie
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd L) meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov (2nd R) ahead of a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, in New York, the United States, April 27, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

NEW YORK, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on Thursday night ahead of a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Wang said China and Russia share a strategic partnership of comprehensive coordination, and the two sides have maintained close communication and coordination on international and regional affairs.

Wang noted that the Korean Peninsula is facing risks of escalating tension that may even get out of control.

He said China's proposal of the "two-track approach" and "double suspension" has coincided with that of Russia, and the two sides can continue to keep close communication on the roadmap for resolving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

The two-track approach proposed by China calls for simultaneous efforts for the denuclearization process on the peninsula and negotiations to replace the armistice between the North and South with a peace treaty.

Meanwhile, the double suspension means a suspension of nuclear activities and missile launches by Pyongyang, and a halt of large-scale joint war games by Seoul and Washington.

Wang and Gatilov agreed that under current circumstances, all parties should fully and comprehensively implement relevant Security Council resolutions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The two sides agreed that all parties should take measures to curb the DPRK's nuclear and missile development process and meanwhile increase efforts to promote peace and dialogue so as to bring the issue back onto the right track of dialogue and consultation as soon as possible.