China backs two Koreas to continue interaction and earnestly implement agreements, and is ready to join others to play a due and active role in pushing for a political resolution to the Peninsula issue, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday.
Xi made the remarks when holding phone talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about bilateral ties and peaceful development on the Peninsula.
The recent historic meeting between Moon and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has achieved significant results in improving the two sides' relationship, defusing tensions and building durable peace on the Korean Peninsula, Xi said, noting that China thinks highly of the great efforts made by South Korea and the DPRK.
Kim crossed the inter-Korean border on April 27 and met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, the first meeting between the two countries' top leaders during a decade.
In the border village, Moon and Kim pledged to end the Korean War and reaffirmed their commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the Panmunjom Declaration.
Xi said the regional situation is at a crucial juncture, where the Korean Peninsula faces a historic opportunity to realize peace.
He noted that China backs the south and north sides of the Peninsula to continue active interaction to improve ties, and fully implement consensuses reached by the two countries.
Calling on all related parties and the world to show more support and encouragement to the two sides' efforts, Xi said China is ready to work with the international community as well as all parties concerned to push for a political resolution to the Korean Peninsula issue and play a positive role in efforts to finally realize lasting peace in the region.
Moon said the successful summit yielded broad consensuses on improving inter-Korean relations, promoting the denuclearization of the Peninsula and establishing a peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula.
Speaking highly of China's important role in promoting positive changes in the Peninsula situation, Moon thanked China for its firm support for inter-Korean dialogues as well as its contribution to the efforts to solve problems through talks and negotiations.
When it comes to China-South Korea ties, Xi said China attaches great importance to bilateral relations and is willing to enhance communication, deepen pragmatic cooperation and promote cultural exchanges with South Korea, so as to steadily move forward bilateral ties in a way that serves the common interests of both sides.
Xi pointed out that development of China-South Korea relations maintains a good momentum, and consensuses reached by him and Moon have been gradually implemented.
Moon said South Korea is committed to pushing forward the continuous development of bilateral strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
South Korea hopes to maintain high-level and close exchanges with China about the situation on the Korean Peninsula as well as other major global issues, said Moon.
Moon added that South Korea is willing to enhance coordination with China, stay committed to solving the Peninsula issue through dialogues and negotiations, and contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the region as well as the world at large.