Xinhua News Agency, Seoul, Jan. 10 (Reporters Geng Xuepeng and Tian Ming). South Korean President Wen Jianyin said on Jan. 10 in Tsingwatai, the presidential palace, that China has played an active and important role in the process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Wen Jiayin said at a New Years press conference held in Qingwatai on the same day that China continued to play an active role in helping the Peninsula to improve its North-South relations, denuclearize the Peninsula and achieve peace and stability. He also expressed his expectation that the second DPRK-US Leadersmeeting would be held in the near future, and that the top DPRK leader, Kim Jong-un, would visit Seoul after the DPRK-US Leaders meeting.
Wen Zaiyin appealed to the DPRK and the US to take corresponding measures in the denuclearization dialogue. The DPRK needs to make further practical measures for denuclearization, and at the same time, it must consider corresponding measures to promote the process of denuclearization. He believes that the lack of mutual trust is the key problem facing the DPRK-US denuclearization dialogue.
Wen welcomed Kim Jong-uns proposal in his New Years speech that he intends to restart Korean-Korean cooperation projects such as Kaesong Industrial Park and Mount Kumgang Tourism without any preconditions or costs. He believed that the North-South cooperation project on the Peninsula would benefit both sides. He also said that the ROK will cooperate with the international community, including the United States, to promote the resolution of international sanctions against the DPRK and other related issues.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula has undergone significant positive changes in 2018. The leaders of the two Koreas have met three times in succession, and the relationship between the North and the South of the Peninsula has been eased. The relevant momentum shows a continuing trend at the beginning of this year. Kim Jong-un stressed in his New Years greeting on January 1 his firm will to achieve complete denuclearization of the peninsula and expressed his readiness to meet with President Trump of the United States again. Trump said recently that the United States and North Korea are negotiating on the location of their second meeting.
Source: responsible editor of Xinhua: Yao Wenguang_NN1682