China, EU on Korean peninsula issue

Added On August 8, 2017

On the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign ministers' meetings and related meetings, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also met with EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
Both sides have stressed to seek a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula issue.
Wang said the UN Security Council's resolution regarding the Korean Peninsula should be implemented in a comprehensive and full way.
He added that China's "double suspension" proposal, which requires the DPRK to suspend its missile and nuclear activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-South Korean military drills, can provide a breakthrough to resume peace talks.
Mogherini said the EU appreciated China's important role in tackling the Iranian nuclear issue and the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue properly.
On the same day, Wang called on the DPRK to make a response to the guarantees of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying China fully appreciated the remarks that Tillerson made on Aug. 1 and regarded the remarks as a positive signal.