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)