(L to R) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan, United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Pak Ui Chun and Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura pose for a family photo before the first foreign ministers' informal meeting of the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, in Singapore, July 23, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Fengguo)
The first informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Six-Party Talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue concluded in Singapore on Wednesday with "very meaningful results", Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said.
In a news briefing after the close-door talks on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting, Yang said that the Six-Party Talks have "very meaningful results", adding that they exchanged views and deepened understanding and expressed the will of continued pushing forward the Six-Party Talks further.
Yang said, "with joint efforts, the six parties agreed that the initial success has been achieved" and the informal talks "made useful preparation for the formal Six-Party Ministerial Talks in early day".
The Chinese Foreign Minister said the six parties reaffirmed they will earnestly fulfill their commitment to the signed joint statements and related documents.
Yang said all agreed the Six-Party Talks are an important platform for exchanging views and enhancing understanding, adding that the six parties should continue to enhance their exchanges so as to "achieve mutual benefit and win-win progress".