Xi, Putin reach consensus on Korean Peninsula, anti-missile system, Syria

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-05 00:37:40|Editor: yan
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MOSCOW, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin here on Tuesday, when the two leaders reached consensus on issues concerning Korean Peninsula, the deployment of anti-missile system in Europe and Asia-Pacific, and the chemical weapon issue in Syria.

On Peninsula issue, the two presidents called for uttermost restraint of all parties concerned to ease the current escalating tensions, adding that Pyongyang shall abide by the relative resolutions of the UN Security Council.

They also opposed the unilateral installation of anti-missile system in Europe and Asia-Pacific by some specific country at the expense of others' security interests.

As for the Syrian chemical weapon issue, Xi and Putin said that all relative parties shall respect the country's sovereignty, and support the independent and comprehensive investigation of this issue by reliable agencies based on solid evidences, so as to reach undisputed conclusions.

They also denounced the use of chemical weapons by anybody at any place.

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