Chinese President Xi Jinping has welcomed news of an inter-Korean summit and possible talks between the US and North Korea.
China’s state-run media and South Korea’s presidential office say Xi met with Seoul’s National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, in Beijing on Monday.
Chung headed the high-level delegation that visited North Korea and the United States last week.
Xi said the Korean Peninsula has an opportunity for dialogue and an easing of tensions. He also expressed China’s willingness to play a role in resolving the current situation.