The top negotiators from China, the Democratic People's Republic
of Korea (DPRK) and the United States agreed to resume the
six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue as soon as
possible, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
The decision was reached after several rounds of bilateral and
trilateral talks were held in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday,
during views were exchanged "frankly and in an in-depth way", said
The negotiations have "increased mutual understanding" between
all parties, who agreed to work together for the early resumption
and progress of the six-party talks, the Ministry said. However, an
exact date has still not been set.
The top negotiators from China, the DPRK, the United States, the
Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan are all in Beijing preparing to
resume the talks.
Jiang called on all parties to adopt a "flexible and pragmatic
approach" and make concerted efforts toward the early resumption of
the talks and to achieve progress.
The six-party talks, aimed to resolve the Korean Peninsula
nuclear issue, have been stalled since last November when the DPRK
refused to return to the talks due to U.S. sanctions against
(Xinhua News Agency November 30, 2006)