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China says it supports two Korea's discussions on end-of-war declaration

All Headlines 17:31 September 25, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) -- China's foreign ministry said Tuesday it supports the ongoing discussions on formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War, claiming Beijing will actively take part in signing the agreement.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing that Beijing supports Washington and Pyongyang's efforts to build trust and bring about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The spokesperson said that, as a participating country of the cease-fire agreement, Beijing will play its role in establishing perpetual peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The two Koreas are technically still at war as the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a cease-fire, not a peace treaty.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held a summit on Monday, where they discussed details on a potential end-of-war declaration. Trump said his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will likely be held in the "not too distant future."

Moon and Kim also made a joint declaration last week after holding their third bilateral summit, at which Seoul and Pyongyang reaffirmed their commitment to completely rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

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