China on Thursday urged all parties concerned to make joint efforts to resolve the current problem facing the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
"For the current problem, China believes that all parties concerned should strengthen contacts and show flexibility to jointly devote to the early resolving of the problem," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular press conference.
Jiang confirmed that U.S. top nuclear talks negotiator Christopher Hill is going to visit Beijing, but saying Hill's route and agenda in Beijing is yet to be fixed.
Jiang said that the goals set in the September 19 joint statement was the consensus of all the six parties, which were in the common interests of all parties concerned.
She added that China, as the chair of the six-party talks, has been keeping close contacts and coordination with other parties on related issues.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Aug. 26 that it had stopped disabling its nuclear facilities and considered restoring the Yongbyon nuclear reactor that can make material for atomic bombs, accusing the United States of violating a disarmament deal.
(Xinhua News Agency September 5, 2008)