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China Urges North, US to Talk Soon

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged North Korea and the United States to hold talks as soon as possible, calling on all parties to take steps to move the situation forward and, as he put it, fight for peace.   During talks earlier this week, South Korean officials said North Korea had offered to hold talks with the United States about normalizing ties and denuclearization. Many are still undecided about what to make of the development, which some analysts note could be a diplomatic breakthrough, an attempt to weaken sanctions or both.   In the past, North Korea has broken agreements to end its nuclear program in exchange for security guarantees and economic assistance.   Rough road ahead Addressing reporters on the sidelines of China’s annual top-level political meetings in Beijing, Wang Yi said while the issue has taken an important step in the right direction and there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the road ahead would not be smooth.   “Whenever tensions have subsided on the peninsula the situation will be hounded by various interferences. Now is a crucial moment for testing the sincerity of the parties,” Wang said. “Peace must be fought for and opportunities need to be seized.”   South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in echoed similar concerns on Thursday when he said that many “critical moments” still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis.   South Korean envoys head to US Moon made his comments as two senior officials from Seoul departed for Washington to brief officials there on the outcome of their recent visit to North Korea. Late next month, President Moon and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet at a border village for talks. It would be the third such meeting between the two sides since their... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, China Urges North, US to Talk Soon, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you China Urges North, US to Talk Soon

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Thursday, 8 March, 2018

 

 

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