China, Russia support six-party talks on Korean Peninsula denuclearization

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday.

Wang says both China and Russia pursue the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, and support the resumption of Six-Party Talks with commitment to making new efforts to that end.

He says actions should be avoided to intensify tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and that the possible deployment of THAAD, a US anti-ballistic missile system on South Korea would sabotage regional strategic balance.

Wang says China’s proposal of promoting peace mechanism alongside the denuclearization process indicates its responsible position of not giving up negotiations.

The Six-Party Talks, involving China, the DPRK, the United States, South Korea, Russia and Japan, was designed to facilitate a peaceful solution to nuclear non-proliferation on the Korean Peninsula.

The talks were suspended in late 2008.

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