Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin discussed on Saturday the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and the situation in Northeast Asia.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei (R) meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin in Moscow, Russia, July 4, 2009, to discuss the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and the situation in Northeast Asia.
On the basis of mutual trust, the two sides exchanged in-depth views and reached consensus.
Both ministers agreed that the situation in Northeast Asia had become of major concern as escalating tensions there could trigger a new arms race, threatening regional security.
They said all parties concerned should remain calm and refrain from taking any actions that might further aggravate the situation. They said all relevant issues can be resolved through peaceful and diplomatic solutions such as negotiations, consultations and dialogue.
China and Russia, as always, believe that safeguarding peace and stability of Northeast Asia accords with the interests of all countries in the region, they said, adding that the two countries will make joint efforts to secure such peace and stability.
Both sides also reiterated their support to the goal of seeking complete and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The two countries will seriously carry out related resolutions of the United Nations (UN) in the hope that implementing them can help maintain peace and stability of the peninsula.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei (2nd R) meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin (2nd L)in Moscow, Russia, July 4, 2009, to discuss the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and the situation in Northeast Asia.
Both sides believed that the six-party talks was the only effective mechanism to resolve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. Only within the framework of the talks, can all parties find solutions to their security concerns, the ministers said.
They said China and Russia were ready to make efforts, along with other parties, to resume the six-party talks.
Wu arrived on Thursday in Moscow to discuss the Korean nuclear crisis. He will later visit the United States, Japan and South Korea.
(Xinhua News Agency July 5, 2009)