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Thursday, July 3, 2014, 22:59

Xi calls for 'no more stirs' on Korean Peninsula

By Xinhua
 Xi calls for 'no more stirs' on Korean Peninsula
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and his ROK counterpart Park Geun-hye, left, greet children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, the ROK, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP)

SEOUL - Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Thursday all parties concerned to refrain from creating more stirs on the Korean Peninsula as many uncertainties are still existing.

"All parties concerned should jointly and properly manage and control the situation, avoid causing tension, prevent the situation from losing control, and creating no more stirs," he said during talks with president of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Park Geun-hye.

Xi told Park that China upholds an objective and impartial position on the Korean Peninsula issue, and is firmly committed to pushing for a nuclear-free Peninsula, maintaining the peace and stability on the Peninsula, and resolving the issue through dialogue and consultation.

"We hold that the concerns of all sides should be treated in a balanced way, and a synchronized and equivalent method should be sought to bring the nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula into a sustainable, irreversible and effective settlement process," said Xi.

China positively evaluates the proposal of a "Korean Peninsula trust-building process" raised by Park and supports the improvement of relations between the north and the south to realize reconciliation and cooperation and ultimately achieve independent peaceful reunification, Xi said.

Park said the ROK hopes to build south-north mutual trust through the "Korean Peninsula trust-building process," push for reconciliation between the two sides and safeguard peace on the Peninsula.

The ROK spoke highly of China's efforts to promoting peace and talks, and is willing to enhance cooperation with China to achieve the goal of denuclearization on the Peninsula and boosting peace, stability and prosperity in Northeast Asia, she said.

Xi arrived here Thursday for a two-day state visit to the ROK, his first trip to the Asian neighbor since he took office last year.

 
 
 
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