JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Today, President of China, Xi Jinping are expected to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as rise tension with North Korea, foreign media reported today. After meeting with Xi, the two leaders scheduled to attends a trilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
As reported United States (US) has flown a surveillance plane over the Korean Peninsula, as tensions are growing over the possibility of North Korea conducting a long-range missile test amid stalemated denuclearization talks. The North has recently conducted two apparent rocket engine tests at its west coast satellite launch site.
Earlier at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, Li mentioned that the trilateral summit was needed for regional peace and stability. The summit has been suspended from time to time as ties have been strained by territorial and historical disputes.
While, Kim and US’ President Donald Trump have met three times since June 2018, but there has been no substantive progress in dialogue while the North. Even though both failed to reach an outcome, Pentagon confirmed that both parties had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises in Korean Peninsula on March.
At the latest meeting, Trump and Kim its expecting to declare an end of Korean war, which also made America placed its troops in South Korea. Now without any declaration, US and South Korea agreed to reduce the tension in Korean Peninsula.
Pentagon claimed, “The two made clear that the Alliance decision to adapt our training program reflected our desire to reduce tension and support our diplomatic efforts to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a final, fully verified manner.”
South Korea’ military also confirming plans to end the spring joint military exercises. Trump itself reiterated his stance over North Korea, while mentioning that relationship with the country seemed to be very, very strong. According to him, North Korea doesn’t have any economic future with nuclear weapons.
Before the leaders meet today, trade ministers of the countries has met and agreed to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in 2020 and accelerate the negotiating pace of the free trade agreement. Trade volume between the three countries exceeded US$720 billion last year, as they invested $11 billion in each other markets.
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