Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Regular Press Conference on July 5, 2018
The 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum will be held in Beijing on July 10. President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and deliver an important speech.
At 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a press briefing at Lanting, during which a senior official of the Foreign Ministry will brief you on President Xi Jinping's attendance at the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and take your questions. We welcome your participation.
Q: Firstly, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss the issue of nuclear weapons when visiting the DPRK. What is your response? Secondly, regarding the China-US trade issue, the Spokesperson of China's Commerce Ministry has elaborated on it this morning. Before the official imposition of additional tariffs on each other, what message would China send to the US?
A: With regard to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the DPRK, we are glad to see that the DPRK and the US can step up contacts and negotiations, meet each other halfway and demonstrate goodwill towards each other, follow through on the consensus reached at the DPRK-US summit in Singapore on June 12, and further promote the denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of the peace regime on the Peninsula. We would be glad to see the positive outcomes reached by the two sides through direct contacts and dialogue.