Xi Jinping Gives Moon his Support to Inter-Korean Approach

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Chinese president Xi Jinping, told his peer of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, today, he supports the re-approximation and efforts to improve relations between his country and the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK).

During a phone conversation that lasted half an hour, the head of government recalled that Beijing was always in favor of actions such as those and in the future he wants to work together with Seoul to advance to the materialization of peace and regional stability.

Xi also emphasized that all steps taken in benefit of bilateral links should simultaneously lead to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through peace and negotiation.

Both presidents agreed to tighten communication and cooperation between both countries in order that inter-Korean talks go further than only Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Olympics of PyeongChang 2018.

Moon invited the Chinese leader to the closing ceremony of the Games, to be held from February 9 thru 25, while Xi agreed to work together in order that the sports event develops successfully.

These are the first public statements of Xi after the approach achieved between Seoul and Pyongyang since the beginning of this year.

Both Koreas met on Tuesday, January 9 in the border town of Panmunjom, almost a week after the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, announced his disposition to send athletes of his country to the international event.

Since then, both territories reactivated a channel of communication in the mentioned site, held talks with positive results and reopened a direct military line interrupted since 2016.

Also, they agreed to analyze future meetings on topics of bilateral interest, such as the reunification of the families separated by the war in the decade of 1950 and the military question.

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