--- SEARCH ---
Chinese Women
Film in China
War on Poverty
Learning Chinese
Learn to Cook Chinese Dishes
Exchange Rates
Hotel Service
China Calendar
Telephone and
Postal Codes
Hot Links
China Development Gateway
Chinese Embassies
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
S. Korea Calls on N. Korea to Restore Int'l Trust

South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on North Korea to restore the trust of the international community.

Addressing the general debate of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly, Ban said during the six-party talks, which commenced on July 26, broke off for a recess, and resumed last week, all participants have agreed on the goal and principles of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea "has made an earnest effort to expedite the talks toward a resolution, including through the offer to supply 2 million kWe of electric power to North Korea directly, addressing one of the most pressing problems faced by North Korea," he said.

Ban noted that once the agreement, which is on the principles for the resolution of the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue, is adopted, the agreement will "be a crucial step" toward the denuclearization of the peninsula and launch discussions on an action plan toward a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue.

"A strategic decision by North Korea to dismantle all nuclear weapons and nuclear programs would be met with economic and energy assistance and security assurance," he said.

Ban stressed that North Korea must return to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and comply with the full scope of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards so as to restore the trust of the international community.

"The door would then open for its right to peaceful use of nuclear energy," he concluded.

(Xinhua News Agency September 19, 2005)

Six-Party Talks Near An End
Six-Party Talks Enter 'Crucial' Day
Draft Document 'Most Realistic' Scenario: Chinese Vice FM
N.Korea Says to Continue Peaceful Nuclear Program
Six Parties Discuss Joint Agreement
Six Parties 'Finetune' Stances: South Korea
Print This Page
Email This Page
About Us SiteMap Feedback
Copyright © China Internet Information Center. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-68326688