Top Chinese diplomat meets North Korea ambassador to Beijing
Top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met North Korea's ambassador to China on Thursday and expressed Beijing's willingness to maintain high-level interactions and strengthen strategic coordination, China's foreign ministry said.
Both sides exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of common concern, the ministry said in a statement, without giving details. China is neighbouring North Korea's sole major ally, and has played a leading role in efforts to press the isolated country to dismantle its nuclear programme.
North Korea has persisted with military development, including a recent missile test, despite international sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes.
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