Russia and China will coordinate efforts to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov

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MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Russia and China intend to strengthen coordination of efforts to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. This was reported in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation following the meeting on Saturday, Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry Igor Morgulov with a colleague from China kun Swanu.

“They exchanged opinions on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in northeast Asia. Both sides stressed the need to further strengthen coordination of efforts of Russia and China towards a de-escalation of tensions and the resolution of complex problems of the subregion on the basis of commonly peace initiatives”, – said in a statement posted on the website of the guardian.


Tensions around the Korean Peninsula

The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains extremely tense . In 2017, North Korea conducted 20 launches of ballistic missiles. In turn, the United States and its allies carried out in the region of large-scale naval exercises. The two sides exchanged tough statements, not excluding any scenario, including military.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula flared up again at the end of November 2017, when Pyongyang made the first two and a half months rocket launch.

On January 9 of this year held the first round of dialogue on normalization of relations between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK. Following the talks, the sides agreed on resumption of work of the hotline connection between the military of the two countries, hold consultations on reducing border tensions, and that Pyongyang will direct in February for the Olympics in Pyeongchang delegation.

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