Vladimir Rakhmanin, Russian special envoy to the six-party talks, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday morning to participate in a meeting which gathers chief delegates to the talks.
Rakhmanin told reporters at the airport that the core task for the meeting focuses on the implementation of the February 13 agreement, stressing that Russia would cohere to the peaceful means to resolve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Rakhmanin said Russia has an open mind to hold a ministerial-level meeting on the nuclear issue but necessary conditions are required.
He didn't further explain what are those necessary conditions.
The two-day meeting of the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is planned to start here on July 18, during which the chief delegates are expected to discuss issues related to the initial actions for denuclearization and explore arrangements of steps that will follow.
(Xinhua News Agency July 17, 2007)