Chinese top leader Hu Jintao and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Il exchanged views on the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue during Kim's visit to China.
At the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, Kim paid an unofficial visit to China from Jan. 10 to 18.
The two leaders conferred on international and regional issues of common concern. Describing the six-party talks as an efficient mechanism to solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue appropriately, Hu reiterated China's principled stance, noting that it is a correct choice to properly settle the relevant problems by peaceful means through dialogues.
China is ready to unswervingly make joint efforts with relevant parties including the DPRK to promote the six-party talks process, he said.
Kim, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, said his country will stick to the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and fulfill the joint statement issued in the fourth round of six-party talks. The DPRK's stance on promoting the six-party talks process remains unchanged.
He said DPRK is willing to join hands with China to overcome the difficulties in the six-party talks.