China supports positive interaction between Koreas

TOKYO, China on Wednesday voiced support for the current momentum of positive interaction between North and South Koreas, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

“China supports North and South Koreas to continue showing goodwill to each other, consolidating mutual trust and improving relations,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying was quoted as saying in Beijing.

“Recently with the joint efforts of North and South Koreas, both sides actively implemented the consensus reached by their leaders, and the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration and the Pyongyang Declaration, advanced reconciliation and cooperation, and achieved a host of positive outcomes,” Hua said.

She made remarks in response to media reports saying that the South Korean Defense Ministry has decided to delete content that frames the North Korean government and its army as an enemy, from a defense white paper that will be released in January.

“We believe that this will help the continuous advancement of the political settlement process of the Peninsula issue, and conforms to the common interests of the two sides on the peninsula and countries in the region,” the spokeswoman added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency