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    2016 G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou (65)

    Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye on Monday said that he opposes the deployment of US missile defense systems in South Korea in response to perceived North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat.

    HANGZHOU (China), (Sputnik) — The bilateral meeting Xi Jinping and the South Korean leader took place on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in eastern China's Hangzhou.

    "Improper resolution of this issue will not help ensure strategic stability in the region and may exacerbate existing conflicts," Xi stated, as quoted by the Xinhua news agency.

    Earlier, Chinese leader met with the US President Barack Obama and discussed the North Korea's missile program. They agreed that Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles presented a threat to the region. Xi and Obama stated they would cooperate on achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in line with UN resolutions.

    2016 G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou (65)


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