Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, who is also China's
chief negotiator to the six-party talks, said on Wednesday that he
hopes the upcoming session of six-party talks will accomplish its
mission within three to four days.
Wu's remarks came after the United States and the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea ended their second-day of talks on
Wu said preparations are now being made for the third phase of
the fifth round of the six-party talks and he hopes they will
achieve positive results.
Wu said he is not aware of the results of the separate talks
between the United States and the DPRK, adding that China is not
planning to meet with the chief negotiators from the
Daniel Glaser, U.S. Treasury Department's deputy assistant
secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, held talks
with O Kwang Chol, president of the DPRK's Foreign Trade Bank at
the U.S Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon. The two sides met
again on Wednesday at the DPRK Embassy in Beijing.
China on Tuesday announced that the six-party talks on the
Korean peninsular nuclear issue will resume in Beijing on Feb. 8.
The six parties include China, the DPRK, the United States, the
Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan and Russia.
(Xinhua News Agency February 1, 2007)