World China hopes Kim-Trump meeting will happen as planned

15:11  16 may  2018
15:11  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trump says he'll will speak to Xi Jinping after Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

  Trump says he'll will speak to Xi Jinping after Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China <p>"I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China," President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.</p>"I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building," Trump tweeted.

South Korea, China and Russia welcome the announcement that a meeting is being planned between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Russia hopes meeting does take place.

China ’s foreign minister has said he hopes that planned summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the presidents of South North and South Korea have agreed to hold their first summit in more than a decade on April 27, while Trump has said he would meet Kim by the end of May.

North Korea threatened Wednesday to withdraw from the June 12 summit in Singapore. © Provided by AFP North Korea threatened Wednesday to withdraw from the June 12 summit in Singapore.

China said Wednesday that North Korea and the United States should hold their historic summit as planned after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of the highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.

North Korea also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint military exercises being held between the U.S. and South Korea, denouncing the drills as a "rude and wicked provocation."

"The situation on the peninsula has eased up, which is worth cherishing," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing.

In whirlwind of diplomacy, Kim Jong Un has second surprise meeting with China

  In whirlwind of diplomacy, Kim Jong Un has second surprise meeting with China North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China this week for the second time in two months, reinforcing China's central role in a recent whirlwind of diplomatic activity surrounding the Korean Peninsula.&nbsp;The Kim-Xi meeting took place Monday and Tuesday in the Chinese port city of Dalian, near the China-North Korea border, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. A meeting in Tokyo with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled in Tokyo later this week; the leaders plan to discuss North Korean denuclearization.

Trump accept Kim Jong-un's invitation to meet in May says a South Korea official. The planned meeting drew immediate praise from other nations. A spokesperson for the British I hope that's true, and I say that in all seriousness. 'But we will be meeting , and we'll see if anything positive happens .

North Korea nuclear crisis. Why the Trump - Kim meeting hinges on China . The US president stole international headlines when he accepted an Japan, US and South Korea ‘ plan to denuclearise North Korea by 2020’ despite Kim Jong-un’s hopes for slow change in exchange for benefits.

"We hope ... some of the high-level meetings that (the two sides) have been working towards can be held smoothly and ... results can be achieved," he said.

"Only in this way can the easing up of the peninsula be consolidated, contributing to peace and stability in the region."

North Korea threatened Wednesday to withdraw from the June 12 summit in Singapore if Washington seeks to push Pyongyang into unilaterally giving up its nuclear arsenal.

It is a sudden and dramatic return to the rhetoric of the past by Pyongyang, after months of rapid diplomatic rapprochement on the flashpoint peninsula.

In the past, North Korea has demanded the withdrawal of U.S. troops stationed in the South to protect it from its neighbor, and an end to Washington's nuclear umbrella over its security ally.

"All parties concerned should express goodwill toward each other, avoid mutual provocations and further tension, so that they can jointly provide the necessary conditions and atmosphere for a political settlement of the peninsula issue through dialogue," Lu said.

Chinese president Xi Jinping has met Kim twice over the last two months, as Beijing warms up to its Cold War-era ally following a chill in relations.

Trump urges China to keep tight North Korea border .
<p>U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pressed China to maintain a secure border with North Korea, weighing in ahead of an anticipated June meeting with North Korea's leader aimed at denuclearization while at the same time efforting a trade deal with Beijing.</p>"China must continue to be strong & tight on the Border of North Korea until a deal is made. The word is that recently the Border has become much more porous and more has been filtering in. I want this to happen, and North Korea to be VERY successful, but only after signing!" Trump tweeted.

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