China and South Korea have agreed to impose “strong” new sanctions on North Korea if it carries out further nuclear or long-range missile tests, a senior official in Seoul said on Monday.
The commitment comes as pressure on Pyongyang mounts after last week’s summit between US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping.
Monday’s meeting in Seoul between China’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei and his South Korean counterpart Kim Hong-kyun also came as a US naval strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson headed to the region in a show of force.
“In the midst of the growing possibility of North Korean provocations, The latest visit by Wu Dawei to Korea is very timely in terms of sending a strong warning to North Korea,” Yonhap news agency quoted Kim as saying.
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