Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his South Korean counterpart Song Min-soon held phone talks late Thursday on the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula.
At the request of the South Korean minister of foreign affairs and trade, the two ministers exchanged views on the second Inter-Korean summit slated for Aug. 28-30 and the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Yang stressed that China, as always, supports both the South Korea and North Korea in efforts to improve relations through dialogue. China is expecting positive results from the upcoming summit, he added.
The Chinese foreign minister vowed to work together with South Korea and other countries concerned in pursuit of progress in the six-party talks, which also involves North Korea, the United States, Russia and Japan.
Song expressed appreciation of China's support for the improvement of ties between the two Koreas. South Korea is ready to maintain close consultation and cooperation with China in the talks aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he said.
(Xinhua News Agency August 10, 2007)