BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday hailed recent "positive signals" on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and called for addressing concerns of various parties in a balanced way.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the comments in response to a question regarding remarks by a number of diplomats concerned about the issue.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ambassador to India Kye Chun Yong said Wednesday the DPRK would not rule out suspending nuclear and missile tests if the United States abandoned the practice of holding large-scale military drills, according to media reports. The ambassador said Pyongyang was ready for negotiations with the United States at any time and without preconditions.
Meanwhile, a special advisor to President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (ROK) indicated a reduction of joint war games with the United States if the DPRK stopped nuclear and missile activities.
"China believes these positive messages are important for easing tension on the peninsula and for a solution to the issue through dialogue," Geng said.
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