Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the two Koreas’ aspiration for the end-of-war declaration as “fully legitimate.”
“So the issue, the declaration of the end of the war, is in keeping with the trend of our time and reflects the aspiration of people of all countries, including the two countries on the Korean Peninsula,” he said through an interpreter at a press conference.
|Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Yonhap)|
He is in Singapore to attend the annual ASEAN-related meetings.
Making a gesture of ending the war with the declaration by the two Koreas or other parties is “obviously a good, positive thing,” he added.
He did not elaborate on the questions of whether there needs to be any precondition for the largely symbolic, legally non-binding declaration and China should be involved in the process.
He drew a line between the declaration and efforts to replace the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty.
“These two things are two different ones,” he said, adding such a peace treaty should be signed by all the parties concerned. (Yonhap)