China, South Korea and Japan agree to cooperate in the nuclear conflict

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The heads of state and government have spoken out for a “long-term peace solution” in the North Korea conflict. It is important to stay in dialogue.

China, South Korea and Japan want to continue working together in the dispute over North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke in a meeting in the southwestern Chinese metropolis of Chengdu to find a political solution to the nuclear conflict.

The complete nuclear disarmament of the Korean peninsula and a long-term peace solution are the common goal of the three neighboring states, Li said, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. “The three nations will continue to work together to resolve the issue politically.”

It is important to keep the US-North Korea dialogue going, Abe said, according to the Japanese news agency Kyodo. The UN resolutions adopted in response to the nuclear and missile tests should also be fully complied with.

Fears of a further acceleration of the contention are at present expanding because of the stagnating exchanges. The United States was reluctant to lift all authorizations against the nation as an end-result of the conclusion of some atomic offices in North Korea.
North Korea had given the United States a deadline to accommodate them by the end of the year. The North Korean leadership also announced a “Christmas present”, the content of which would depend on new US proposals for negotiations.

Rapprochement between Japan and South Korea
Further topics of the talks between Japan, South Korea and China were the expansion of economic cooperation and an acceleration of the trade talks. China and Japan are the second and third largest economies in the world, with South Korea in twelfth place.

The relationship between Japan and South Korea had recently worsened due to a trade dispute and conflict over compensation for Korean forced laborers during Japanese colonial rule in Korea (1910-45). After the meeting, Abe and Moon wanted to meet again in Chengdu for bilateral talks for the first time in 15 months.

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