US President Donald Trump said Thursday that there is a "solution" to North Korea's nuclear stalemate, foreign media reported.
Trump made the remark after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Their meeting came after the US president had a summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Seoul on Tuesday.
"I do believe there's a solution to that, as do you," Trump said, referring to Xi, according to Reuters.
Trump urged China to pressure the North to give up its nuclear weapons, saying that China can resolve the problem "easily and quickly." He also asked China to "hopefully work on it very hard."
Trump said that the North is the biggest threat and emphasized the importance of its denuclearization.
Xi said that China is committed to cooperating with the US on many major regional and global issues, including North Korea.
He also said that China will stick to the goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and solving the problem through talks.
Trump and Xi met amid high tensions sparked by North Korea's sixth nuclear test in September and a series of missile provocations in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
After having talks with Moon in Seoul, Trump said that he is making "a lot of progress" in efforts to force the North to give up its nuclear weapons program.
In his speech at the National Assembly here, Trump called North Korea a "hell no person deserves" and warned the North not to "underestimate" US power. (Yonhap)