A senior Chinese diplomat told the North Korea official on Tuesday that China supports North Korea Korea’s planned summits aimed at denuclearization with South Korea and the United States.
The foreign ministry quoted that at a meeting in Beijing the state councilor and foreign minister, Wang told Ri Yong Ho that China appreciates North Korea’s efforts to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
The ministry described Ri as saying that North Korea would keep up close strategic communications with China after Kim Jong Un’s surprise meet with Xi Jinping.
Kim’s visit to China who is an ally of North Korea suggested that they will have a major role in the nuclear program.
Earlier on Tuesday, Wang told the reporters that China hopes a planned meeting between N. Korea and the US to be able to avoid disruptive factors and stick to the pursuit of dialogue.
“Of course, historical experience tells us that when there is an easing in the situation on the peninsula and hopes for peace and dialogue appear, there will often be disturbances of this or that king,” Wang to the media following a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.
“We call on all parties to maintain their determination, eliminate interference, and go along in the right direction of the dialogue and negotiation,” he added.
A local North Korea’s news agency said Ri led a Govt delegation that left Pyongchang, the North’s capital, on Tuesday.
The meeting between the two countries is aimed at improving both countries position ahead of Kim’s meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and Trump.