Senior Chinese, U.S. officials discuss Korean Peninsula over phone

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-01 22:57:59|Editor: yan
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BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, held a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday.

Pompeo briefed Yang on the Hanoi summit between leaders of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying that Washington will remain engaged with the DPRK and continue to seek resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultations.

Speaking highly of China's active role in helping settle the Korean Peninsula issue, Pompeo said the U.S. side is willing to maintain communication and coordination with China.

In the phone talks, Yang, who is also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, said the Korean Peninsula issue is complex and cannot be resolved in one stroke.

China hopes that the United States and the DPRK can remain determined and patient, meet each other halfway and stick to peace talks, to achieve new results and new progress, said Yang.

China is willing to continue to play a constructive role on matters related to the Peninsula, he added.

U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un held their second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday and Thursday, without reaching an agreement.