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China, France calls for denuclearising of Korean peninsula

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

and on Wednesday called for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, saying that it would go a long way in achieving 'peace and stability'.

The two leaders also praised the upcoming bilateral talks between the arch-rivals North and South Korea, stating that it would go a long way in achieving the goal of 'denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula'.

According to Xinhua, the consensus on the matter was reached during the talks between Chinese and French in

Earlier, Jinping had said the French Emmanuel Macron's visit to was a 'historic moment' since he was the first foreign leader to visit in this year and also the first European leader to visit the country as well.

The two-day visit by the French president began on January 8 and ends today evening.

During the visit, Jinping had pressed for achieving common development in the areas of the economy, and advanced manufacturing industry. The Chinese president had also urged for combating terrorism, cyber crime and climate change.

North has become a virtual pariah in the international community after conducting nuclear tests and launching three intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last year.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 15:45 IST