Trump, Xi pledge to coordinate on N Korea

Trump, Xi pledge to coordinate on N Korea

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President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening by phone condemned North Korea's latest nuclear bomb test and pledged to more tightly coordinate their efforts to remove the nuclear threat from the Korean Peninsula, the South China Morning Post reports. The two presidents denounced North Korea's September 3 nuclear test as a "provocative and destabilizing action," according to a White House statement. Pyongyang's current path is "dangerous to the world" and "not in its own interest," they were quoted. Xi said China remains determined to resolve the crisis through peaceful talks, China's Xinhua news agency reported, adding that Beijing attaches importance to Trump's visit to the country later this year. Trump said he is deeply concerned about the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Emphasizing that China has a crucial role in resolving the crisis, he said he wants to communicate more closely with Beijing to find a solution as soon as possible.