China calls on all parties concerned to deliver their political
commitment to resume the six-party talks over nuclear issues on the
Korean Peninsula, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday at
the board meeting of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency
Tang Guoqiang, Chinese ambassador to the Vienna Office of the
UN, said that progress has been made through the six-party talks
Tang urged all parties to implement the joint statement adopted
in September last year at the end of the fourth round of six-party
talks and called for an early resumption of the talks.
"All parties should adopt a constructive attitude," he said,
adding that China has been actively mediating among the concerned
parties and has recently exchanged views with North Korea and the
The Korean Peninsula nuclear issue concerns the peace and
stability of the peninsula as well as the northeast Asia, he
During the last round of six-party talks in Beijing September
last year, North Korea agreed to dismantle its nuclear program in
return for security guarantees and energy aids.
However, North Korea has said it will not return to the talks if
the US does not lift the sanctions imposed on the country.
(Xinhua News Agency June 15, 2006)