July 06, 2019
On Saturday, China’s Foreign Ministry said that the nation has been briefed by the U.S. on the contents of the recent meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at the DMZ.
China’s Foreign Ministry released a short statement that said that U.S Special Representative Steven Biegun spoke to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui over the phone about what took place at the meeting.
“Biegun introduced the meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders at Panmunjom and said the U.S. side is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with the Chinese side on the peninsula issue,” the statement read.
“China supports U.S.-North Korea exchanges and dialogue and hopes that the two sides will meet each other halfway and follow the consensus of the leaders of the two countries to resume consultations at the working level as soon as possible,” the statement continued.
Luo informed Biegun that “positive interactions” with North Korea by all parties involved held important meaning for the peace talks.
President Trump’s meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un marked the first time a sitting U.S. president stepped foot onto the hermit nation, and the two leaders departed with good terms, as President Trump said “We had a great meeting” and that Chairman Kim “looked really well and very healthy,” adding that he looked “forward to seeing him again soon.”
….In the meantime, our teams will be meeting to work on some solutions to very long term and persistent problems. No rush, but I am sure we will ultimately get there!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
– MK. II