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Chinese FM: All parties should strive for negotiation on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue


All parties should work together to bring the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back to the track of dialogue and negotiation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday. Wang made the remarks when meeting with visiting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. It was comforting that, with the backing of UN Security Council resolutions, the situation on the Korean Peninsula was stable recently, said Wang. According to Wang, there are three ways forward: resuming negotiations, maintaining the status quo or returning to confrontation. “The most valuable lesson learned from the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, which has lasted for more than twenty years, is if all parties concerned work for a common goal, agreements then follow”, Wang said. On the other hand, if some countries misunderstand and flex their muscles, the opportunities for peace disappear, Wang added. It is important to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions and bring the the issue back to the negotiating table as soon as possible, Wang stressed. future, said the Chinese president.

Tripoli: French Foreign Minister pressures Libyan conflicting parties to support Paris


The Libyan Foreign Minister of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Sayala, held a joint conference with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on Monday in Tripoli.The French FM reiterated his country’s support for finding a peaceful solution by contacting with all the Libyan conflicting parties.”France is one of the first countries to urge for stability in Libya and that was included in the Paris joint declaration that said the Libyan crisis must end by amending the political agreement and then holding elections in the country” he added. Also, in Tripoli, Le Drian met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, who discussed practical support for the Libyan Coast Guard and Presidential Guard.Al-Sirraj welcomed the French FM’s proposal to hold a French-Libyan economic forum in Tripoli before the end of 2017 and he welcomed that announcement of providing one million euros by France to the Stability Fund of the UN to support service projects in Libya.

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