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Russia, China worried about rising tensions over N.Korea

AFP  |  Beijing 

Russian President and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed concern about rising tensions on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean missile test today, Putin's spokesman said.

Meeting on the sidelines of an international forum in Beijing, Putin and Xi "discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula in detail" and "both parties expressed their concern over the escalation of tensions," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

According to China's official Xinhua agency, Xi said during the meeting that Moscow and have played the role of a "ballast stone" in safeguarding regional and global peace and stability.

Xinhua did not publish other remarks.

Putin and Xi after the opening ceremony of a summit on the Chinese president's One Belt, One Road initative -- a massive global trade infrastructure project to connect to Asian neighbours, and

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 12:57 IST