Xi, Trump reiterate commitment to denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

ANI | Updated: Nov 10, 2017 08:21 IST

Beijing [China], November 10 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping and his United States counterpart Donald Trump have reiterated firm commitment to achieving denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and working towards a solution through dialogue and negotiation.

"On the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, we reiterated the firm commitment to achieving denuclearization of the Peninsula and upholding international nonproliferation regime. The two sides will continue to fully and strictly implement U.N. Security Council resolutions. At the same time, the two sides commit to working toward a solution through dialogue and negotiation," said Present Xi in a joint statement with Trump after their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

"And we are ready to discuss with relevant parties the pathway leading to enduring peace and stability in the Peninsula and the Northeast Asia. The two sides will maintain communication and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula issue," he added.

President said the two sides need to step up communication and cooperation on Asia Pacific affairs, foster common friends, build constructive interactions, and jointly maintain and promote peace and stability and prosperity in the region.

The two leaders also discussed the Middle East, Afghanistan, and other issues, and agreed to deepen cooperation on counterterrorism, nonproliferation, nuclear security, and stronger support to U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Trump urged all responsible nations to join together to stop arming and financing with the "murderous North Korean regime".

"All responsible nations must join together to stop arming and financing -- and even trading with -- the murderous North Korean regime. Together, we have in our power to finally liberate this region and the world from this very serious nuclear menace. But it will require collective action, collective strength, and collective devotion to winning the peace," he said.

The two also committed to working toward a peaceful future for Afghanistan.

Asserting that terrorists are a threat to all of humanity, Trump said, "We will stop radical Islamic terrorism."

Trump had arrived in Beijing on Wednesday for a three-day state visit. (ANI)