|Maria Crisanta Echeverria |||Apr 29, 2016 06:46 AM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images) China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the fifth regular foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on April 28, 2016 in Beijing, China
Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian foreign ministers on Thursday that China won't let chaos and war break out in the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea insisted on developing nuclear weapons despite a resolution from the United Nations, resulting to raised tension in the region.
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"As a close neighbour of the peninsula, we will absolutely not permit war or chaos on the peninsula. This situation would not benefit anyone," Xi said.
According to Chinese officials, the United States conducted military operations in the South and East China seas. The US said that such patrols were conducted to let people know that international straits cannot be restricted by other countries.
Xi made it clear that China will install peace and stability in the South China Sea while maintaining its sovereignty. He also affirmed that Beijing is complying with the UN Security Council's resolution on North Korea and called for another meeting regarding the North Korean nuclear issue.
Xi hopes that North Korea would refrain from provoking the concerned parties and intensifying conflicts as he emphasized China's principles for the Korean Peninsula issue: realizing denuclearization, maintain peace and stability, and promoting peaceful resolution through dialogue.
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