June 12, 2018 / 7:35 AM / 5 months ago

China says sanctions relief on North Korea could be considered

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that sanctions relief could be considered for North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “comprehensive” document aimed at denuclearisation.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at daily news briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Christian ShBen Blanchard; Editing by Michael Perry

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