China ‘will mainly pay the price’ for implementation of UN resolution
MANILA — Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to respond to the recent guarantees made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Wang, attending a series of meetings with foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the Philippine capital of Manila, said China fully appreciated the remarks that Tillerson made last week, and regarded them as a positive signal.
On Aug 1, Tillerson gave four guarantees, including that the United States seeks neither a change of government nor the collapse of the government in the DPRK, and Washington seeks neither the accelerated reunification of the Korean Peninsula nor an excuse to send the US military north of the 38th Parallel.
Wang said that Beijing has expressed its opposition, along with the international communities, to the DPRK’s constant missile launch in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. As a
We can certainly air our views, but meanwhile, we also could listen to the DPRK’s opinions. I think it’s fair and helpful”. Wang Yi, foreign minister
result, it consulted with other members of the UN Security Council and voted for Resolution 2371.
Given China’s traditional economic links with the DPRK, it is Beijing that will mainly pay the price for the implementation of the resolution, Wang said.
However, China will continue to fully implement all of the content of the resolution to safeguard the international nuclear nonproliferation framework and maintain regional peace and stability, he said.
“We can certainly air our views, but meanwhile, we also could listen to the DPRK’s opinions. I think it’s fair and helpful,” Wang said.