May 27, 2018 / 7:59 AM / 7 months ago

China says hopes Trump-Kim summit can happen as planned

A woman moves cutouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during an anti-U.S. President Donald Trump rally near U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it hoped a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, originally set for Singapore next month, could happen as planned and be successful.

Direct dialogue between the leaders of the United States and North Korea is crucial to resolving the nuclear issue, the ministry said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Elias Glenn

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