Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing late on Tuesday held separate
telephone talks with European Union foreign policy chief Javier
Solana and Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay on the nuclear
test by North Korea.
During the talks, Li reaffirmed the stance of the Chinese
government on North Korea 's nuclear test.
Solana expressed his support for the statement issued by the
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday, saying that the EU was willing
to coordinate with the Chinese side, in a bid to move the situation
toward taking a turn for the better.
Appreciating China's stance on the nuclear issue of the Korean
Peninsula, MacKay expressed hope that all parties concerned should
return to talks as soon as possible.
Li also exchanged views with the top EU and Canadian diplomats
on the Iranian nuclear issue.
(Xinhua News Agency October 11, 2006)