Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, addresses a press briefing in Beijing, China, June 11, 2018. (PHOTO / FMPRC.GOV.CN)
BEIJING – China sincerely hopes that the upcoming summit between the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will yield positive outcomes, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday.
Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remark at a press briefing.
China sincerely hopes the meeting will go smoothly, yield positive results, and facilitate the process of denuclearization and political settlement of the Korean Peninsula
Geng Shuang, Spokesperson, Foreign ministry, China
DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore Sunday for the historic summit scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Capella Hotel on the Sentosa resort island.
The meeting between the two leaders has drawn high attention from the international community, Geng said.
China sincerely hopes the meeting will go smoothly, yield positive results, and facilitate the process of denuclearization and political settlement of the Korean Peninsula, he said.
‘G7 SHOULDER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PEACE’
Geng expressed hope that the Group of Seven (G7) will follow the trend of the times and play a constructive role for peace, security and common development.
"The members of the G7 are important developed countries. We hope that their cooperation can follow the trend of the times and the member states can shoulder their due responsibilities, make contributions, and play a constructive role in safeguarding international peace and security, and promoting common development of all countries.”
Geng's remarks came after media reports contrasting the rift of the G7 summit with the success of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Qingdao summit.
China continues to maintain that countries should develop ties based on principles including mutual respect, equality, and non-interferences in internal affairs, and that multilateral cooperation should be open, inclusive, and not targeting any third party, said the spokesperson.
China is committed to fostering a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice, and win-win cooperation, and building a community with a shared future for humanity, he said, adding that the holding of a series of large-scale international conferences including the SCO Qingdao summit was part of the efforts toward this.
China is willing to continue working with the international community including the G7 members toward this goal, said Geng.
The members of the G7 bloc are: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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