Russia, China agree to coordinate efforts to resolve Korean Peninsula situation

China's Approach to North Korea Sanctions

China says it will not attend Vancouver meeting on North Korea

"The Russian Federation has repeatedly said that it is ready to assist in carrying out negotiations, the negotiation process, in the settlement", Zakharova stated.

Mr. Tillerson is slated to co-host with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

North Korean restaurants continue to do brisk business in China, despite United Nations Security Council sanctions that ban the operation of North Korean-owned businesses and the deployment of overseas North Korean laborers.

On the United States' willingness to engage in dialogue with North Korea, he said that there was some sign of positive interaction between North Korea and the South Korean peninsula which was receiving the great attention of the worldwide community.

According to the spokeswoman, Moscow does not support the upcoming event, which resembles the "meetings of representatives of the member states to the coalition" which backed South Korea during the Korean War of 1950-1953.

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Representatives of the countries that sent troops or other military support to the United Nations -backed effort to repel North Korean forces after the 1950 invasion of South Korea will attend. But there was a desire on the Canadian side to invite the Chinese to Vancouver for side meetings.

In 2017 as a whole, China's overall trade with North Korea declined by more than 10% to about $5 billion, as US President Donald Trump secured Beijing's backing for four escalating rounds of sanctions.

"Like the worldwide community, we hope that the United States and North Korea will take the opposite direction and take meaningful steps towards dialogue and engagement", he added. South Korea and Japan are also expected to take part. "The main channels for handling and resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue should still be the framework of six party talks and the UN Security Council".

"We've been very pleased that China has certainly given much fuller implementation", Brian Hook, director of policy planning for USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson, told reporters in Washington on Thursday. The US sees cutting off North Korea's economic ties with China -the country's dominant trading partner - as essential to forcing Kim back to the negotiating table.

Pyongyang also agreed to send its high-ranking delegation and athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are set to run from February to March in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang.

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