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Moon, Xi Agree on 4 Principles on Korean Peninsula

Moon, Xi Agree on 4 Principles on Korean Peninsula

President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that a war on the Korean Peninsula will never be tolerated and the two Koreas should be free from nuclear weapons.

The two leaders held summit talks Thursday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Moon's chief PR secretary Yoon Young-chan says the two also agreed that all matters concerning the the Korean Peninsula, including the denuclearization of the North, should be addressed through peaceful dialogue.

They also agreed that enhanced inter-Korean relations can ultimately help resolve the region's problems, and urged North Korea to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

However, they also agreed both countries will faithfully implement UN Security Council(UNSC) resolutions on the North and cooperate in enforcing sanctions and pressure on Pyongyang.  

On the sensitive issue of South Korea's deployment of U.S.-provided THAAD missile defense, Xi proposed extra caution so that the tensions of the past year do not recur, and recommended South Korea take care of the issue "appropriately."

The two leaders vowed to maintain close communication with face-to-face meetings as well as via other means such as regular telephone conversations.

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