Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on September 11
Q: In a personal letter from Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK Kim Jong Un to US President Trump, the possibility of holding the second DPRK-US summit was raised. What is your comment?
A: We have seen relevant reports and noted that the US side said that it is open to have a second summit.
We are glad to see these positive interactions between the DPRK and the US. It serves the common interests of all relevant parties, including the DPRK and the US, and meets the expectations of the international community to sustain the momentum of dialogue and detente and move forward peace talks.
We hope that the DPRK and the US could earnestly implement the agreements reached at the two leaders' summit, strengthen dialogue and consultation, and work together to move forward the Peninsula denuclearization and political settlement along the right track and achieve new progress, and we will support their efforts in these aspects.
Q: The London-based Financial Times quoted the Pakistani member of cabinet Abdul Razak Dawood as saying that Pakistan plans to rethink its role in the Belt and Road Initiative. The nine-member committee to evaluate CPEC projects established by the Pakistani side will think about stretching CPEC out over another five years or so. What is your comment?
A: We noted relevant reports as well as the clarification this Pakistani official gave afterwards. On September 10, the Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan issued a statement, saying that what the Financial Times cited has been taken out of context and distorted and the Pakistani side rejects the article. The statement also pointed out that during the recent visit of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the Pakistani side made it very clear that CPEC is a national priority for its government. The Pakistan-China relations are impregnable and the government's commitment to CPEC is unwavering.