China and Russia on Monday proposed relaxing UN sanctions against North Korea’s ailing economy amid concerns that U.S.-led negotiations with the hermit nation have gained little traction.
According to media reports, Beijing and Moscow shared a draft UN resolution at the Security Council on lifting bans on North Korea exporting seafood and textiles and exempting inter-Korean rail and road-building projects from sanctions.
The document also calls for the resumption of so-called “six-party talks” — a negotiation format towards denuclearization that brought together the two Koreas, China, Russia, Japan and the U.S., according to reports.
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