Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang’s Remarks on the DPRK’s Decision to Stop Nuclear and Missile Tests
and Make All-out Efforts to Develop Economy
The 3rd Plenary Session of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea has decided to stop nuclear and missile tests, make all-out efforts to develop economy and improve people’s livelihood. China welcomes this. We believe that the relevant decision made by the DPRK will help to further ease the situation on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearize the Peninsula and politically resolve the Korean Peninsula issue. Achieving the denuclearization of the Peninsula and lasting peace of the region serves the common interests of the people on the Peninsula and of the region and meets the shared aspirations of the international community. We hope that the DPRK will score achievements in developing its economy and improving people’s livelihood. We support the DPRK and other relevant parties in addressing their respective concerns and improving their relations through dialogue and consultation. We hope that all relevant parties can join hands to take concrete actions and make their own efforts to achieve the lasting peace and common development of this region. China will continue with its positive role to this end.