The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) put forward its
detailed considerations on the declaration of its nuclear programs
and disablement of nuclear facilities at a working group meeting
which concluded Friday afternoon.
According to a paper released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry,
at the two-day meeting, the parties had "candid and serious"
discussions on specific issues concerning moving forward the
denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula.
"The DPRK side introduced in detail its considerations on the
complete declaration of nuclear programs, nuclear materials and
nuclear facilities and disablement of existing nuclear facilities,”
The six parties agreed to continue their close consultations and
implement their commitments made in earlier statement and agreement
"in a comprehensive, balanced and phased manner in line with the
principle of action for action," it said.
The chief delegates to the six-party talks, involving China,
DPRK, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Japan,
agreed in their last meeting in July to hold the meetings of the
five working groups in August.
The first meeting of the denuclearization working group was held
in Beijing on March 17 and 18 ahead of the sixth round of
The United States and the DPRK are expected to meet at the end
of August on normalization of bilateral relations, but time and
venue are not set yet.
(Xinhua News Agency August 17, 2007)