Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on September 5, 2018
At the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela of Malta will pay an official visit to China from September 12 to 15.
Q: According to reports, ROK President Moon Jae-in said that the peace of the Korean Peninsula should be promoted together with denuclearization and that now they are at an important juncture in building peace on the Peninsula. What is your comment?
A: We attach importance to the relevant statement made by President Moon Jae-in. The essence of the Korean Peninsula issue is about security and the crux is the lack of mutual trust between relevant parties. Only when the relevant parties, especially the US and the DPRK as well as the ROK and the DPRK, address each other's security concerns in a balanced manner and establish mutual trust through dialogue and consultation can the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue be resolved in a fundamental way and the lasting peace of the Peninsula be achieved.
The Chinese side believes that the denuclearization and the establishment of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula should be promoted in a coordinated fashion, which is completely consistent with the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration and the outcomes of the DPRK-US summit in Singapore. We hope that all relevant parties can continue to enhance dialogue, further demonstrate goodwill and sincerity to each other and jointly make concrete efforts towards this right direction.
Q: It is reported that the Nauru side has created much hassle for the Chinese delegation attending the 30th Pacific Islands Forum in that country. Could you talk a bit more about that?