August 10, 2020

Escalating tension “not beneficial” to North Korea: Moon
Moon-Xi summit comes as North Korean media outlets continue to reject Seoul's role in denuclearization talks

The recent escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula and the deadlock in U.S.-DPRK dialogue is "not beneficial" to North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said at a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday morning.

Moon also emphasized China's "important role in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the establishment of peace," telling pool reporters at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing that he hopes South Korea and China will "cooperate more closely" so that "the long-awaited opportunity [for denuclearization and peace] produces fruit."