Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said the situation on the Korean Peninsula is again at a crossroads but no matter how the circumstances may change, hope for peace and stability on the peninsula must never be abandoned.
China's Xinhua news agency said Saturday the minister made the remark in an interview with Chinese media on Friday after concluding his four-nation Asia tour that included South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore.
While Beijing's top diplomat was visiting Seoul Wednesday, North Korea fired short range ballistic missiles in violation of US Security Council resolutions.
Regarding his Seoul visit, Wang Yi said the two sides deepened their communication and enhanced mutual understanding.
He said peace on the peninsula won't be easily obtained and stressed dialogue and overcoming various obstacles to steadfastly purse the peace process.
Yi also threw his support behind improving inter-Korean relations, saying the future of the peninsula lies in the hands of its residents.