China, US reach consensus at high-level security dialogue
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 9:40
USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said both USA and Chinese officials attested that North Korea's nuclear missile efforts pose a security threat in the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Wednesday. Here, the inclusion of North Korea might also interest both the sides to come to a conclusion on the recent matters with the U.S. by North Korea.
Many people know the relation between China and North Korea and on the other side the relation between North Korea and the USA is also known to all as not sweet; thus the topic of recent incidents will be one of the big debates in the meeting.
Emphasizing the importance of high-level exchanges, China and the United States expressed their willingness to achieve a positive outcome for the Hamburg meeting between the two Presidents in July and Trump's state visit to China later this year.
But the sides have reportedly agreed on a path forward after talks involving top Chinese and U.S. officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis and China's Foreign Policy Chief Yang Jiechi.
China, North Korea's main trading partner, has been accused of not fully enforcing existing United Nations sanctions on its neighbour, and has resisted some tougher measures. Thornton cited Chinese restrictions on imports of North Korean coal as "notable" progress.
"We also affirmed our strong commitment to cooperate, including through the U.N.to realize our shared goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", he said after the first U.S. The new sanctions resolution came in retaliation for the North's latest and fifth nuclear test in September 2016.
Divisive trade issues will be dealt with at a later date.
His administration is considering a ban on Americans visiting North Korea. -Chinese talks in Washington. Such a move risks fraying relations between the world's two biggest economies.
Shipments of North Korean products to China tumbled more than 30 percent on-year in May, Chinese data showed Saturday, an apparent outcome of China's import ban on North Korean coal as part of worldwide sanctions against the communist North.