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Collapse of Trump-Kim Summit ‘a Mere Glitch,’ Chinese Vice President Says

French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde attend a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Photo: Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde attend a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Photo: Reuters

(St. Petersburg, Russia) — Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said Friday that a summit between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea is crucial for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, adding he believes the cancellation of such a meeting by U.S. President Donald Trump was “a mere glitch.”

The same day, Trump indicated that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, could be salvaged, according to a Reuters report. Trump on Thursday scrapped the planned summit, blaming the collapse of the plan on the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in Kim’s recent statement.

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