US President Donald Trump praised China for its help with North Korea and said meetings were being set up between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Reuters reported.
“They have really been a great help to us at the border with North Korea,” Trump said of China. “They’ve been really terrific at helping us get to some kind of settlement.
“Meetings are being set up right now between myself and Kim Jong Un. I think it will be terrific. I think we’ll go in with a lot of respect and we’ll see what happens.”
Trump also said that trade “negotiations” between Washington and Beijing were going well, conflicting with Chinese official statements on the dispute, which has fed fears on financial markets of an all-out trade war.