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Kerry, Chinese leaders trade 'specific ideas' on N. Korea

2014/02/14 21:12

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he and Chinese leaders exchanged specific ideas on ways to move forward the long-stalled process of denuclearizing North Korea.

"They put some ideas on the table and we put some ideas on the table," the secretary told reporters.

On the first day of his two-day visit to China as part of his trip to Asia, Kerry had an array of meetings with Chinese President Xi Jingping, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Kerry did not reveal details of the proposals, saying he has yet to report them to President Barack Obama.

Washington will take those under advisement and continue a related dialogue with China "in the days ahead," he said, adding that the U.S. will deal with issues on North Korea "with a great sense of urgency of time."

  

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (2nd from R) in Beijing on Feb. 14, 2014. (AP-Yonhap)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (2nd from R) in Beijing on Feb. 14, 2014. (AP-Yonhap)

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