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China welcomes North Korea's move to suspend nuclear tests

REUTERS
Published : Apr 21, 2018, 2:41 pm IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2018, 2:41 pm IST

N Korea is set for summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week and with US President Donald Trump in late May or early June.

China's foreign ministry said said the move would help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and promote denuclearisation. (Photo: File)
 China's foreign ministry said said the move would help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and promote denuclearisation. (Photo: File)

Shanghai: China's foreign ministry said on Saturday it welcomed a move by North Korea to halt nuclear and missile tests, which it said would help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and promote denuclearisation.

"The Chinese side believes that North Korea's decision will help ameliorate the situation on the peninsula," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its website. "China welcomes this."

 

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North Korea's state media said earlier on Saturday the country would immediately halt nuclear and missile tests and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea is set for summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week and with US President Donald Trump in late May or early June.

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