China should abandon confrontational thinking in statement of foreign ministers of Korea, U.S. and Japan

In a statement by the foreign ministers of the Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan, which condemned North Korea’s test-fire of a ballistic missile, China insisted that “the confrontational thinking should be abandoned.”

In response to a written inquiry by Yonhap News Agency asking for a position on the statement of the foreign ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan on the 30th, the spokesperson’s office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China said, “The relevant parties should focus on easing the situation and moving towards each other.”

“Maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, realizing denuclearization, and pursuing a political solution is in the common interest of the international community,” the spokesperson’s office said.

He also emphasized, “We must forsake the wrong way of strengthening military alliances and forming small gangs,” he said.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Park Jin, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blincoln, and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi issued a joint statement on the 27th, strongly condemning North Korea’s recent ballistic missile test and urging North Korea to return to negotiations.

/yunhap news

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