|Wang Yi: Hope the DPRK-US Summit Will Take Substantive Steps Towards Realizing the Denuclearization and Establishing the Peace Mechanism of the Korean Peninsula|
At noon of June 12, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists in Beijing that the summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States (US) in Singapore is drawing great attention from the whole world. After more than half a century of confrontation and even hostility between the DPRK and the US, now the top leaders of the two countries have sat down together for talks on equal footing, which is of important and positive significance in itself and indeed history-making. China certainly welcomes and supports this, as this is what China has been looking forward to seeing and striving for. China hopes that the leaders of the DPRK and the US will remove disruptions, build mutual trust, overcome obstacles, and reach basic consensus on and take substantive steps towards promoting and realizing the denuclearization and establishing the peace mechanism of the Peninsula. Wang Yi hopes that relevant parties will work for this goal, and emphasizes that China will also continue to play a constructive role to this end.