China, Britain urge peaceful solution to DPRK nuclear issue

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-29 23:33:50|Editor: Yamei
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, at the UN headquarters in New York, April 28, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, agreed Friday that the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula should be resolved peacefully.

The two met on the sidelines of a UN Security Council ministerial level meeting regarding the nuclear activities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Both agreed that tensions on the Korean Peninsula are escalating and the situation is likely to spiral out of control, saying the meeting at the Security Council was necessary.

Wang and Johnson also said all parties should stay committed to the goal of denuclearization, strictly implement DPRK-related Security Council resolutions, stop the DPRK's nuclear and missile program, and stay committed to the path of dialogue and negotiation.

All the 15 members of the Security Council addressed the council on the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions.

In his address at the special session, Wang noted that "as the only way out, dialogue and negotiation also represent the sensible choice for all parties."