Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) addresses reporters in Beijing about the summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, June 12, 2018. (Photo/CGTN)
China welcomes and supports Tuesday's summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang YiChinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised the summit, which was held in Singapore, calling it "groundbreaking."
"The leaders of the two countries can sit together today for equal dialogue amid their enemy relationship for more than five decades. That itself is the creation of a new history. China welcomes and supports that," Wang said. "It is the goal that China has been looking forward to and working hard for."
Wang also expressed hope that the two sides would reach a consensus on achieving denuclearization.
"There needs to be a peace mechanism for the peninsula, to resolve the DPRK’s reasonable security concerns,” Wang told reporters in Beijing.
Beijing has been pushing for peaceful dialogue between the two sides for over 20 years. "Nobody will doubt China's important and unique role in this," Wang said. "That role will continue."
Wang reiterated the China-proposed "dual-track approach" in solving the Korean Peninsula issue.
The approach calls for promoting parallel progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while establishing a peace mechanism, ultimately reaching both goals together.