Aug. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- China is ready to join efforts
withrelevant parties to push for an early start of the
six-sided talks on the nuclear issue of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a Chinese Foreign
Ministry spokesman said here Monday.
In response to a question,
spokesman Kong Quan said the Chineseside welcomes the DPRK's
announcement that the six-party talks will be held in
Kong said China
attaches importance to the peace and stability of the
neighboring Korean Peninsula. China has always taken the
position that the nuclear issue should be settled peacefully
through dialogue and has made many effective efforts to that
end, he said.
To start a new
round of Beijing talks and put the DPRK nuclear issue onto a
path toward peaceful resolution, China and relevant
countries have, for a period of time, made in-depth contacts
at high levels, and have gradually reached important
consensus, Kong said.
said China supports expanding the range of participants
ofBeijing talks and welcomes the DPRK's announcement that
the six-sided talks would be held in Beijing.
As host, China is willing to
keep up consultations with relevant parties and join efforts
to push for an early start of the six-party talks, Kong
China has always been
open on the range of participants of the talks, Kong said.
Since the Republic of Korea (ROK), Russia and Japan all
actively stand for resolving the issue through dialogue,Kong
said he believed their participation will help promote a
form of the talks, Kong said both the DPRK and the United
States stand for a peaceful settlement, and China has held
in-depth discussions and communications with the two
countries respectively on the reopening of Beijing talks.
Both countries have put forward many important ideas and
opinions on the talks, which have been beneficial for making
the dialogues a reality, Kong added.