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China's Foreign Minister to visit North Korea


ANI Beijing [China]
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to visit North Korea this week. This move comes after leaders of the two Koreas held a historic summit on Friday.
Wang, who is also a State Councillor in China's cabinet was invited by his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho on Wednesday and Thursday. He will be the first Chinese foreign minister to visit North Korea since 2007.
According to Chinese analysts, China could be left out of the talks to make the peninsula nuclear-free following a meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "Beijing should be involved in talks for a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War," they said.
China had earlier backed a series of United Nations (UN) sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme.
The commitment of "no more war" and promise to sign a peace treaty 65 years after the end of the Korean War marks a vital step towards lasting regional stability.
Kim and Moon Jae-in agreed to pursue the complete denuclearisation of the peninsula.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 2:30 PM IST

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