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Chinese President urges South Korea to resume dialogue with North Korea

Chinese President urges South Korea to resume dialogue with North Korea

President Moon Jae-in will visit China next month for summit talks with President Xi Jinping to discuss advancing future-oriented bilateral relations.

China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017.

To this end, the two sides will step up strategic dialogue at various levels. For the next two days, President Moon will attend the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, along with officials and leaders from 20 other member economies.

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The Chinese president also underscored the importance of South Korea-China relations, saying the conditions on the Korean Peninsula were at a "pivotal" juncture.

"China insists on the implementation of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, maintaining peace and stability on the Peninsula, and resolving the existing problems through dialogue and consultation", said the Chinese leader.

Saturday's meeting also followed the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test so far, staged September 3.


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