China and Russia called to prevent further escalation of situation on the nuclear issue of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Yang Wenchang Tuesday afternoon met with Russian presidential envoy Alexander Losiukov, who just returned via Beijing mid-Tuesday from a trip to DPRK.
Losiukov briefed Yang on his four-day visit to DPRK. "Both sides believe the problem should be resolved peacefully and by dialogue," according to a source with Chinese Foreign Ministry.
On his way to Pyongyang last Saturday, Losiukov made a stopover in Beijing and had talks with Yang.
He returned Beijing also as a stopover and is scheduled to leave for Moscow Wednesday.
Before leaving Pyongyang, Losiukov told Xinhua that his four-day visit to the DPRK was "conducive" and "constructive," but declined to give further details about his meeting with DPRK leader Kim Jong Il.
Losiukov, who had delivered a personal letter by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kim, was reported to hand a three-point "package proposal" to the DPRK, including the nuclear-free status on the Korean Peninsula, security guarantee for the DPRK and resumption of humanitarian assistance and economic aid to the DPRK.