Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Munich

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 12, 2016

From Spokesperson John Kirby:

Secretary Kerry met today in Munich with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Meeting on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, the two ministers discussed ongoing efforts at the United Nations to enact measures which address continued violations by the DPRK of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions.

The Secretary reaffirmed U.S. commitments to security and stability on the Korean peninsula and urged China to use their influence in Pongyang to help the international community increase pressure on the DPRK.

Both ministers reiterated their support for the six-party process and for achieving the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The Secretary noted that the onus remains on the DPRK to return‎ to that process.

Finally, the Secretary addressed China's efforts to deal with trafficking in persons. He also thanked the Foreign Minister for China's support for the global climate change agreement and invited China to participate in the next Our Oceans conference in Washington, DC this year.