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WorldChina says briefed by U.S. on latest Trump-Kim meeting

09:05  06 july  2019
09:05  06 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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China says briefed by U.S. on latest Trump-Kim meeting© Reuters/KEVIN LAMARQUE FILE PHOTO: Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the DMZ on the border of North and South Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, in a call between two senior diplomats.

Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met Kim in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

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South Korea' s Presidential Office says it' s been debriefed on the details of the impromptu meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Seoul had received a detailed briefing from the U . S . later on Sunday afternoon, delivered to Seoul' s top diplomat Kang Kyung-wha.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun discussed that meeting in a telephone call on Friday, China's Foreign Ministry said in a short statement.

"Biegun introduced the meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders at Panmunjom, and said the U.S. side is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with the Chinese side on the peninsula issue," the ministry added.

Luo told Biegun the recent "positive interactions" on the North Korean issue by all parties had important meaning for the peace talks process, the ministry said.

"China supports U.S.-North Korea exchanges and dialogue and hopes that the two sides will meet each other halfway and follow the consensus of the leaders of the two countries to resume consultations at the working level as soon as possible," it added.

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Meanwhile, the Presidential Office says Seoul has been briefed by the U . S . on the Kim - Trump South Korea' s Presidential Office says it' s been debriefed on the details of the impromptu meeting between The official added Seoul had received a detailed briefing from the U . S . later on Sunday

Trump's meeting with Kim came around a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping met Kim himself during a state visit to Pyongyang.

While China has not officially announced it, Luo is likely China's new special envoy for the North Korea issue, after predecessor Kong Xuanyou became China's new ambassador in Tokyo in late May.

Luo was also involved in a briefing to Chinese reporters on Xi's visit to North Korea before Xi went, according to state media.

Luo is an urbane career diplomat who speaks good English, according to diplomats who have met him.

He previously served as China's ambassador in Canada, Pakistan and India, and also worked in the Chinese embassy in Washington from 1996-2000.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; editing by Diane Craft)

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