Following the unanimous adoption of a UN resolution on the issue
of missile tests carried out by North Korea, the Chinese Foreign
Ministry yesterday urged that concerned parties make efforts
to restart the six-party talks.
"We hope all parties concerned will take the adoption of the UN
resolution as a turning point," ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said
in a statement.
"All parties concerned should make joint efforts and create
favorable conditions to resume the six-party talks as soon as
possible," she said.
This is the common goal of the international community and the
"correct direction" to take, she added.
Jiang said China is "deeply concerned" about "complicated
factors" that have newly emerged. "China opposes any action
that may lead to more complications and tension on the Korean
Peninsula," she said.
China is committed to maintaining peace and stability of the
peninsula, Jiang added.
"We hold that issues concerning the Korean Peninsula should be
peacefully resolved through dialogue and negotiation," she said.
"We've always urged those concerned to keep calm and show
The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a
resolution on the North Korean missile tests calling for the early
resumption of the six-party talks.
(Xinhua News Agency July 17, 2006)