Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao voiced the hope that the six-party talks agreement be implemented comprehensively and effectively, so as to begin the next phase of the nuclear talks.
China has not received declarations of all nuclear programs from North Korea, Liu said, responding to a question on North Korea's possible declaration on Thursday.
Calling the Korea Peninsula denuclearization process "complex," Liu said relevant parties including China, North Korea, the United States, Japan, South Korea and Russia are making active efforts for the nuclear process and holding close discussions on implementing the second phase action of the six-party talks, "which we think achieved positive progress".
Under an agreement reached at the six-party talks in Beijing in February last year, North Korea agreed to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs and declare all its nuclear programs and facilities by the end of 2007, in exchange for diplomatic and economic incentives.
However, North Korea missed the deadline despite reported progress.
"Now, all parties involved are discussing detailed issues, and we hope the discussion could yield good results," Liu said.
(Xinhua News Agency June 25, 2008)