BEIJING – China can easily and quickly solve the crisis resulting from North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program, US President Donald Trump said in Beijing on Thursday.
Trump, speaking at a business forum during his state visit to China, urged Chinese President Xi Jinping – who was seated next to him – to work hard on it.
“I know one thing about your president, if he works on it hard, it will happen, there’s no doubt about it,” Trump said.
However, the US president went on to thank Xi for the measures taken by Beijing in recent months, especially the recent decision to further limit trade with Pyongyang and cut banking ties.
Trump also called upon Russia “to help rein in this potentially very tragic situation.”
“All nations must come together to ensure that this rogue regime cannot threaten the world with its nuclear weapons,” he told the press after the forum.
The American president also said he and Xi resolved to increase economic pressure on North Korea in this regard.
Xi, for his part, expressed his commitment towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and said they would look for solution through peaceful means for long term stability in the region.