Russian, Chinese Deputy Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation On Korea Peninsula - Statement

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Russian, Chinese Deputy Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation on Korea Peninsula - Statement

Co-chairs of the Russian-Chinese Dialogue on Security in Northeast Asia - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and his Chinese counterpart, Kong Xuanyou - discussed on Monday the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th February, 2019) Co-chairs of the Russian-Chinese Dialogue on Security in Northeast Asia - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and his Chinese counterpart, Kong Xuanyou - discussed on Monday the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"[The parties] substantively discussed the recent developments around the Korean Peninsula. [They] expressed full support for the efforts of all involved states aimed at maintaining the broad political and diplomatic process," the statement said.

The diplomats also focused on coordination of joint steps aimed at ensuring stability and security both on the Korean Peninsula and in the whole northeast Asian region.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula improved last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in having held several meetings.

Kim also had a historic summit with US President Donald Trump.

The US-North Korean summit yielded an agreement stipulating that North Korea would make efforts to promote the complete denuclearization of the peninsula in exchange for the United States and South Korea freezing their military drills as well as the potential removal of US sanctions. The decision echoed an earlier Russian-Chinese initiative calling for the end of Pyongyang's nuclear tests in exchange for freezing US military activities near the peninsula.

On February 27-28, Kim and Trump are going to hold the second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

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