US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on the importance of maintaining sanctions on North Korea until denuclearization is achieved, the White House said in a press release on Tuesday.
"President Trump and President Xi agreed on the importance of continued implementation of sanctions on North Korea until it permanently dismantles its nuclear and missile programs," the release said.
According to the release, the leaders also "discussed issues of mutual interest, including recent developments on the Korean Peninsula and President Xi’s meeting today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un."
Earlier in the day, Xi held a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who stated that the North won't need any nuclear weapons if the international stakeholders refrain from hostile policies toward the country.
Trump is set to meet with Kim sometime later this month or in early June to begin negotiations to reach denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump said last Friday that the date and location for this meeting will be announced soon.