China hopes DPRK, US will remain patient and meet each other halfway

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China on Tuesday expressed the hope that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States will remain patient and meet each other halfway.
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China on Tuesday expressed the hope that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States will remain patient and meet each other halfway, and push forward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the political settlement process on a correct track.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a press briefing, responding to statements made by the DPRK and the US after their working-level talks held last Saturday in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

The DPRK side said the negotiations had broken down while the US State Department said that its delegation had "good discussions" with its DPRK counterpart, expecting to return to talks in two weeks.

"The ups and downs of the Korean Peninsula situation over the past decades tell us that dialogue and consultations are the fundamental way out," Geng said.

China hopes the DPRK and the United States will remain patient, meet each other halfway, stick to dialogue and consultations to find solutions to their respective concerns, and push forward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the political settlement process on a right track, Geng said.

China is willing to continue playing a constructive role in this regard, he said.  

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