Wang Yi: China Will Present Chinese Proposals for and Solutions to Hotspots

On January 31, 2019, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed at the 2019 New Year Reception of the Foreign Ministry that safeguarding peace is a bounden duty of China's diplomacy. In the year ahead, we will continue to present Chinese proposals and solutions, strive to play a bigger role in and make greater contributions to resolving regional and international hotspots. This year will be a critical year for bringing about a substantive breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. We will work with the rest of the international community to support the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in keeping to the goal of denuclearization and encourage the United States (US) to demonstrate its readiness to move in the same direction. We hope to see new and important outcomes from the second DPRK-US summit, leading to parallel progress in achieving complete denuclearization and establishing a peace regime on the Peninsula. We will continue to uphold the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear issue, mediate a proper settlement of the Rakhine issue, take a constructive part in the political process in Afghanistan, and work tirelessly for resolving such hotspots as Syria and Palestine.