China says it has received a briefing by the US on meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Last Updated: Jul 06 2019 19:45
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BEIJING- On Saturday, China's Foreign Ministry said that China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met Kim in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun discussed that meeting in a telephone call on Friday, China`s Foreign Ministry said in a short statement. 

"Biegun introduced the meeting between the US and North Korean leaders at Panmunjom, and said the US side is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with the Chinese side on the peninsula issue," the ministry added.

Luo told Biegun the recent "positive interactions" on the North Korean issue by all parties had important meaning for the peace talks process, the ministry said. "China supports US-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," it added.