China Daily: Beijing backs effort for peninsula peace

Wang’s visit to fulfill issues decided when Kim met general secretary

Beijing supports the Korean Peninsula’s shift from armistice to peace as well as Pyongyang’s shifting focus to economic buildup, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Thursday.

Also, China supports the DPRK in resolving its security concerns in the process of denuclearizing the peninsula, Wang said in a meeting with Kim in Pyongyang before he wrapped up his two-day DPRK visit.

Observers said Wang’s trip, following Kim’s March visit to China and last week’s summit, shows Beijing’s constructive role in keeping the improving peninsula situation on track. Kim and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in held a summit on Friday and signed a joint declaration on improving inter-Korean relations.

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