China urges U.S. to take steps to ensure N.Korea talks resume

  • Thursday 12, September 2019 01:18 PM
  • China urges U.S. to take steps to ensure N.Korea talks resume
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: China urged the United States on Thursday to adopt an approach more conducive to dialogue in response to North Korea's goodwill in wanting to resume denuclearisation talks, and again suggested United Nations sanctions relief be considered for Pyongyang.
North Korea said on Monday it was willing to restart nuclear talks with the United States in late September but warned that dealings between the sides could end unless Washington takes a fresh approach.

However, only hours later North Korea fired a new round of short-range projectiles.

Speaking in Beijing, the Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said China welcomed North Korea's recent "positive signals" on resuming talks with the United States.

"We would be glad to see North Korea and the United States resuming talks on schedule at the end of the month," Wang told a joint news conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

Experience shows that for talks to achieve real progress, each side's core concerns must be addressed, Wang added.

North Korea has so far this year taken a series of positive steps, and has asked the United States to meet them half way, he said.