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Suh was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South. His appointment requires parliamentary approval. Mr Moon, 64, said: "I will urgently try to solve the security crisis". Moon waved to well-wishers through the sunroof of his limousine, which was flanked by police motorbikes. China also hopes the new South Korean government attaches importance to China's concerns and takes steps to promote the stable and healthy development of ties, Xi said.
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    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat were present during the signing ceremony. China has also rejected suggestions that the new Silk Road is about Beijing trying to dominate the world and mould it to its liking, saying it is good for all and anyone can join.
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    Amid simmering tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean diplomat in charge of handling United States relations says Pyongyang would hold talks with Washington under the right conditions. special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control. South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae-in has also expressed willingness to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances.
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