North Korea hot topic during Xi and May phonecall


Theresa May spoke yesterday with China’s President Xi. According to a Downing Street spokesman the pair agreed that the UK and China should continue to consolidate the “Golden Era” of bilateral relations and deepen the two nation’s strategic partnership, including on trade and investment.


During the call, President Xi noted that Chinese confidence in the UK economy remained very strong and where they agreed there was potential to build an ambitious post-Brexit bilateral trading arrangement. President Xi offered his condolences to the UK over the recent terrorist attacks.


North Korea was also on the agenda, both parties agreed that the situation in North Korea was deeply troubling. The pair They agreed the latest sanctions were a powerful sign of the international community’s unity in opposing North Korea’s illegal tests and that strict implementation and enforcement of the sanctions was vital.


Both parties have pledged to work together to increase pressure on North Koran to stop their nuclear ambitions.


North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho had said earlier this week that the US had ‘declared war’ because Donald Trump warned on Twitter that North Korea “won’t be around much longer”.



EJ Ward

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