January 17, 2018 / 7:40 AM / 4 months ago

China says Canada meeting on North Korea showed 'Cold War' mentality

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday a just concluded meeting in Canada about North Korea showed a Cold War mentality and would only undermine a settlement of the North Korea issue.

Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Taro Kono, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha and Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson pose for a photo during the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a daily news briefing.

China did not attend the meeting in Vancouver, saying it would not help with efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.

Reporting by Philip Wen; Writing by Ben Blanchard

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