China expects smooth Kim-Trump summit

TOKYO, China said on Wednesday that it expects the summit between North Korea and the US will go smoothly with positive outcomes, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. “We have always been encouraging and supporting the US and the DPRK to accumulate mutual trust through direct dialogue, so as to advance denuclearization of the Korean peninsula through political means,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang told a press briefing in Beijing. DPRK is the acronym for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “We still expect that DPRK-US summit will go smoothly and achieve positive outcomes,” said Lu. His comment came after U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hinted that his scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, originally set to be held on June 12, may be delayed.

“Currently, there is a hard-earned historical opportunity for resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through political means,” Lu said, adding that preparations for the summit are still being made by the two sides. “We hope that all the relevant sides, particularly the DPRK and the US, will seize the opportunity, meet each other halfway, suppress interference and address each others’ concerns in a balanced way,” Lu said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

China expects smooth Kim-Trump summit

TOKYO, China said on Wednesday that it expects the summit between North Korea and the US will go smoothly with positive outcomes, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. “We have always been encouraging and supporting the US and the DPRK to accumulate mutual trust through direct dialogue, so as to advance denuclearization of the Korean peninsula through political means,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang told a press briefing in Beijing. DPRK is the acronym for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “We still expect that DPRK-US summit will go smoothly and achieve positive outcomes,” said Lu. His comment came after U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hinted that his scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, originally set to be held on June 12, may be delayed.

“Currently, there is a hard-earned historical opportunity for resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through political means,” Lu said, adding that preparations for the summit are still being made by the two sides. “We hope that all the relevant sides, particularly the DPRK and the US, will seize the opportunity, meet each other halfway, suppress interference and address each others’ concerns in a balanced way,” Lu said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency