January 16, 2018 / 4:20 PM / in 8 months

Trump, China's Xi discussed North Korea in Monday phone call - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed hope during a phone call on Monday that the resumption of dialogue between North Korea and South Korea might prompt change in Pyongyang’s “destructive behaviour,” the White House said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Trump also “committed to sustain the United States-led global campaign of maximum pressure to compel North Korea to commit to denuclearisation,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by David Alexander

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