China committed to de-nuclearization of Korean Peninsula: FM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-22 13:04:21|Editor: Zhou Xin
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 21, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China is firmly committed to the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during his speech at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

Wang touched upon the situation on the Korean Peninsula, Syria, Palestine, terrorism, climate change, migration, global governance and globalization.

On the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula, Wang said China is always a force for peace and has made unremitting efforts toward the peaceful settlement of the issue.

"Whatever changes may take place, no matter how long it will take, and whatever difficulties we may face, China will stay firmly committed to the de-nuclearization of the peninsula," said Wang.

China will stick to the direction of dialogue and negotiation, and will firmly safeguard regional peace, he said.

On China's global role, Wang said his country will bring more dividends of peace, of development and of governance to the world.

China is a stabilizer for world peace, an engine for development and a propeller for multilateralism, he said.

China has always linked its dream with the common dream of the whole world, and helps with common development, Wang said, adding China is willing to work with other countries to build a better future for mankind.

At the General Debate two years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the building of a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation and the building of a community of shared future for mankind, said Wang.

Xi's appeal, which is in line with the purposes of the UN Charter and the aspirations of UN member states, has won extensive support of the international community and has become a common goal, said Wang.

KEY WORDS: Korean Peninsula