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China calls on bringing Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back to dialogue
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China on Tuesday called on related parties to push the return to dialogue of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

"As situation in the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia shows signs of thawing, China would like to make concerted efforts with parties to bring the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back on the track of dialogue at an early date," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told the regular news briefing.

Jiang' comments came days after Chinese President Hu Jintao's special envoy Dai Bingguo visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) last week.

During his stay in Pyongyang, Dai presented Hu's letter to top DPRK leader Kim Jong Il. The DPRK side said it will continue the denuclearization goal, work towards Korean Peninsula peace and prosperity and resolve relevant issues through bilateral and multilateral dialogue.

Both sides agreed to enhance the bilateral ties through communication and cooperation in various areas, Jiang said.

"As a close neighbor of the DPRK, China attaches great importance to Korean Peninsula situation, denuclearization and peace and stability in Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia, "Jiang said.

Jiang said consultation through dialogue and peaceful resolution to relevant issues has been Chinese government's consistent stance. "Six-party talks is a practical and reliable method to fix DPRK nuke issue through dialogue and consultation."

Launched in 2003, the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue involved China, the DPRK, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Japan.

The six-party talks have been stalled since the last round in Beijing last December.

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