The arrival in Europe of the heads of State from North-East Asia are expected for the summit Asia-Europe (ASEM), on 18 October, in Brussels, is an opportunity for a renewed diplomatic activity on the folder north Korean. After having received Monday, the south Korean president, Moon Jae-in – anxious to raise awareness of France, a member of the security Council of the united nations, a relief targeted sanctions against Pyongyang –, Emmanuel Macron welcomed Wednesday, October 17, the japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, who requires before any lifting of sanctions that checks the ” CVID “, the acronym that refers to the “complete dismantling in a verifiable and irreversible” nuclear program and ballistic missile north korea.

The same day, Mr. Moon seemed to find a sympathetic ear with the Italian prime minister. It will be Friday the first british minister Theresa May. The chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, who began his european visit in the netherlands is, in principle, the bearer of a message of flexibility : China has called on the side of Russia, during the united Nations general Assembly in late September in New York city, to lift some of the sanctions the appropriate time. And, during a trilateral meeting in Moscow on 9 October on the denuclearization process, the vice-ministers of foreign affairs of China, Russia and North Korea have agreed “that it was time to start considering an adjustment to the regime of sanctions against the DPRK [North Korea],” according to the chinese ministry of foreign affairs.

China believes that Pyongyang has demonstrated enough good will to be rewarded. The extension of a maximum speed of sanctions might prevent Kim Jong-un to bring to fruition economic development to its people, after the hardships granted for the obtaining of a nuclear weapon. China and Russia, if they seem to preach in a vacuum, have the advantage of being themselves…

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