- Title: S.Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote N.Korea-U.S. dialogue
- Date: 24th December 2019
- Summary: CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (DECEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CHINESE PREMIER LI KEQIANG, JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE AND SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN, WALKING UP TO PODIUMS FOR STATEMENT LEADERS STANDING ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, MOON JAE-IN, SAYING: "We agreed that peace on the Korean peninsula was in the common interest of the three countries. We also agreed to make efforts together to help promote North Korea-U.S. dialogue for denuclearisation and peace." LEADERS READING STATEMENT ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE PREMIER, LI KEQIANG SAYING: "We had an in-depth exchange of views, especially on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, reaffirming that the denuclearisation of the peninsula and long-lasting peace of East Asia are the common goals of the three parties. We have always believed that dialogue and consultation are the only effective way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue. The three parties are willing to work with the international community to continue to work on a political approach to resolve issues in the (Korean) Peninsula and achieve long-lasting peace on the Peninsula and in the region." . LEADERS READING STATEMENT ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, SHINZO ABE, SAYING: "In regards to North Korea, I mentioned (during the summit) that their repeated launches of ballistic missiles are a violation of U.N. (security) resolutions and seriously threaten regional security. I added that it is important to push forth the (dialogue) process between the United States and North Korea to achieve North Korea's complete denuclearisation." OFFICIALS AND ATTENDEES SEATED LI SHAKING HANDS WITH MOON AND ABE, LEADERS WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 7th January 2020 05:46
- Keywords: China Japan Li Keqiang Moon Jae-in Shinzo Abe South Korea leaders summit
- Location: CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA
- City: CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
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China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday (December 24) following a summit between the three countries in China.
Speaking in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu following a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Moon said the three countries agreed on the need for close communication.
At the trilateral statement, Li said that the three leaders reaffirmed the need to seek a resolution to the North Korean issue via dialogue and for the three to cooperate in this regard. Abe reiterated the need for the North's "complete nuclearisation".
North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it says is a policy of hostility amid a stalemate in efforts to make progress on their pledge to end the North's nuclear programme and establish lasting peace.
(Production: Thomas Suen, Fang Nanlin, Joseph Campbell)
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