China congratulates on DPRK-ROK agreement

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-2-15 5:47:23

 China on Friday voiced support for and extended congratulations on an agreement reached between Pyongyang and Seoul at their high-level talks.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will hold the reunion of separated families as scheduled, stop slandering each other and continue to hold high-level talks, according to a three-point agreement reached on Friday between the two sides at their second round of senior-level talks held in the border village of Panmunjeom.

"It is the traditional Lantern Festival today, and the positive progress achieved in DPRK-ROK relations adds festivity to the day, " China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a press release issued late Friday.

"The agreement comes as the two sides take into consideration the overall national interests, regional peace and stability, and mutual understanding and accommodation. We express our appreciation over that," Hua said.

She said China has always supported DPRK and ROK in improving their relations.

"We hope the two sides can continue to enhance cooperation and further ease the situation on the Korean Peninsula," she added.

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