Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at a seminar on international relations and China's diplomacy in 2017 in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated on Saturday the call for all parties to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to seriously consider the "suspension for suspension" proposal put forward by China.
He made the remarks at a seminar on international relations and China's diplomacy in 2017.
Wang said that the hope of peace has not yet been destroyed, and the prospect of negotiations to solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue still exists.
He noted that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is still deep in a vicious circle of demonstrating strength and confrontation, and the outlook is not optimistic.
He said that all parties need to make efforts to take steps to ease the situation and bring the situation out of the "black hole" of confrontation. He called on parties to create the necessary conditions and atmosphere for the resumption of dialogue and negotiations.
China's suspension-for-suspension initiative calls for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-ROK (Republic of Korea) military exercises.