China to follow UN resolution on North Korea: nuclear envoy

(From Yonhap)

China’s chief nuclear envoy, who arrived in Seoul on Sunday for talks with key South Korean officials on the North, said Beijing will faithfully carry out the upcoming U.N. resolution aimed at imposing stronger sanctions on Pyongyang.

South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook (R) shakes hands with with his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei, in this file photo

South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei

Wu Dawei held his first meeting with his South Korean counterpart Hwang Joon-kook Sunday afternoon before holding talks with Seoul’s foreign minister a day later, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His visit is aimed at coordinating the countries’ response to North Korea’s recent provocations.

“The two countries agreed to support the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a new resolution in response to the North’s nuclear test and satellite launch,” Wu told reporters after the meeting, adding Seoul and Beijing aim to make a joint effort for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The United States and China have put together the draft resolution that is expected to be circulated soon among the other U.N. Security Council members for review.

Hwang also said after the meeting, “We have reached a consensus that the North needs to make qualitative improvement in thoughts and actions.” Read More

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