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Thursday, December 27, 2018, 12:16
China says supports positive interaction between DPRK, ROK
By Xinhua
Thursday, December 27, 2018, 12:16 By Xinhua

In this Jan 31, 2018 photo, Hua Chunying, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, takes a question during a press conference in Beijing, China. (PHOTO / MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS)

BEIJING – China has voiced support for the current momentum of positive interaction between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

According to reports, the ROK Defense Ministry has decided to delete content that frames the DPRK government and the DPRK army as an enemy, from a defense white paper that will be released in January.

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Responding to the reports, Hua Chunying, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, said Wednesday that China supports the DPRK and the ROK to continue showing goodwill to each other, consolidating mutual trust and improving relations.

Recently with the joint efforts of the DPRK and the ROK, both sides actively implemented the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, and the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration and the Pyongyang Declaration, advanced reconciliation and cooperation, and achieved a host of positive outcomes, Hua said.

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"We believe that this will help the continuous advancement of the political settlement process of the Peninsula issue, and conforms to the common interests of the two sides on the peninsula and countries in the region."

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