BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called for continued dialogue, especially between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, to eventually resolve the Korean Peninsula issue.
The issue is longstanding and complicated and cannot be resolved overnight, Li told a press conference following the conclusion of the annual national legislative session.
Commenting on the Hanoi summit between the DPRK and the United States, Li said both sides have expressed a readiness to stay engaged with each other, and "having such kind of engagement is better than no contact at all."
He called on all parties concerned to have patience and seize the opportunity to promote dialogue to achieve results desired by all.
China is committed to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and hopes for peace and stability on the peninsula. "Such a position has never changed," he said.
A proper settlement of the issue is in the interests of both sides on the peninsula, as well as the region and the world at large, he said.