Chinese, S. Korean FMs exchange views on six-party talks, nuclear issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing held a phone conversation with his South Korean counterpart Ban Ki Moon Monday morning, exchanging views on six- party talks which concluded with the adoption of a much-expected common statement.

Ban welcomed the adoption of the common statement, highly evaluated the constructive efforts of host China, and said South Korea will continue the close cooperation with China to promote the process of solving the nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula in a peaceful way.

Li, who is here attending the 60th session of the UN General Assembly, said the outcome of the six-party talks showed that realizing the nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and solving the Korean nuclear issue in a peaceful way is in the interests of all parties concerned.

The Chinese side will continue to coordinate and cooperate with the other parties and make unremitting efforts to realize a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and maintain regional peace and stability, he said.

Source: Xinhua

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