Chinese, U.S. officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

Beijing [China], Apr 16 : Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in a call with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula on Sunday. The talk came after North Korea had reportedly fired an unidentified missile early on Sunday from its eastern coastal city of Sinpo.

But the missile was believed to have exploded on launch, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump also held a telephonic conversation to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.

Yang and Tillerson also discussed the implementation of those agreements reached by the two countries' presidents, during their first meeting in the U.S.

state of Florida earlier this month, reports Xinhua. During the phone call, Yang told Tillerson that the two sides should make joint efforts, in accordance with the spirit and consensus reached in the two heads of state's meeting and phone conversation, to strengthen high-level exchanges and dialogues and expand mutually beneficial cooperation.

He added that China and the United States should manage their differences on the basis of mutual respect and promote greater development of bilateral ties, so as to better serve the two people and people of the world.

For his part, Tillerson noted that the United States looks forward to enhancing communication with China, preparing for the next stage's high-level exchanges and dialogues, and jointly pushing forward bilateral relations, said Tillerson.

Source: ANI