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China applauds denuclearization of North Korea

ANI | Updated: May 15, 2018 04:20 IST

Beijing [China], May 15 (ANI): China applauded North Korea on Monday for its decision to dismantle the nuclear test site.
As reported by the Xinhua news agency, China hailed the dismantling of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Lu Kang said in a press conference, "The measures taken by the DPRK demonstrate its goodwill for advancing denuclearization of the peninsula and building mutual trust with related parties."
He pointed out that denuclearization will also help to settle the political turmoil in the Korean peninsula and said that North Korea's decision must be "welcomed, encouraged, and supported by the international community."
North Korea has scheduled the dismantling of the nuclear site between May 23 and 25.
The country also confirmed that international journalists, including the ones from the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Britain, and South Korea would be invited to carry out "on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner" how the use of the nuclear site is being discontinued, with a dismantlement "ceremony" likely scheduled for as early as May 23, which is dependent on weather conditions.
China along with the United States, Japan, and South Korea had called for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Later on June 12, US president Donald Trump is scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore to discuss denuclearisation among other issues. (ANI)