China expects smooth 2nd DPRK-US summit with positive outcomes

Thursday, 2019-02-21 10:48:58
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US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with DPRK's leader Kim Jong-un (L) at the start of their historic US-DPRK summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Source: AFP/Getty Image)
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China expects the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States to be held smoothly and achieve positive outcomes, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on February 20.

"It is China's consistent stance that direct contact and dialogue between the DPRK and the US is key to resolving the Korean Peninsula issue," spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a daily press briefing, adding that China always supports the DPRK and the US to resolve the issue through dialogue and negotiations.

Top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump agreed to hold their second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27-28.

Geng expressed hope that the summit would inject new impetus to realizing denuclearization and lasting peace on the peninsula. "China will continue to make its own efforts and contributions to realizing this goal," he added.