US chief negotiator Christopher Hill to the six-party talks said
on Friday morning that the US expected China to "circulate a draft
joint statement" to provide specific measures of the implementation
action for the next phase.
All the six parties are still discussing details of the draft
statement, he added.
Hill said the disabling of nuclear facilities in North Korea is
one step on the way of realizing the "irreversible"
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The process is "difficult" and requires the concerted efforts of
all the parties, he added.
He said the US will not hold any bilateral meeting with the
other parties on Friday as the six-way meeting is scheduled for the
The ongoing six-party talks is scheduled to run from Thursday
The first phase of the current round of the talks was held in
March this year in Beijing, which was concluded with a chairman
(Xinhua News Agency September 28, 2007)