China calls for early resumption of six-party talks

China on Tuesday urged participants in the six-party talks to show more goodwill so that the talks can be resumed at an early date.

"All parties should be dedicated to bridging differences through dialogue and dealing properly with postponement factors so that the six-way talks can restart soon," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said at a regular press briefing.

He said that, when the six parties concluded the last phase of talks, they agreed to hold the second phase of the fifth round of talks at an early date.

"But it is worrying that new problems and complicated factors have emerged during the follow-up process," he said.

He expressed his hope that the other five parties will be more cooperative and show more goodwill in order to create favorable conditions for the resumption of the talks.

When asked to comment on the reported meeting between Japan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Beijing in early February, the spokesman said China supports the two countries' attempts to solve bilateral problems through one-on-one consultation.

The six-party talks, which aim to find a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, involve China, the DPRK, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Japan. So far, the six countries have held five rounds of talks in Beijing.

Source: Xinhua



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