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S Korea: Six-party talks close to reaching agreement
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Negotiators for the ongoing six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue have reached some agreement on denuclearization and declaration, Chun Yung-woo, delegation head of South Korea, said Saturday.


Chun confirmed that China already distributed the second version of a draft for a joint statement to the involved parties, saying that South Korea's views were well presented in the draft.


Chun declined to disclose the details of the document earlier at a briefing, but he said that "the most important part of it will be the timing of declaration and disablement of nuclear facilities."


The fresh round of the six-party talks, which involve China, North and South Korea, the US, Russia and Japan, began on Thursday and is due to end on Sunday.


According to Chun, the discussion on the draft proceeded well so far and the talks would very much likely end on Sunday.


North Korea has shown a certain degree of sincerity regarding the considerable part of what it has declared or intends to do so, said an South Korean delegate on condition of anonymity.


What North Korea has promised to do is pretty good, and South Korea will continue its efforts for the final goal of denuclearization, said the delegate.


(Xinhua News Agency September 30, 2007)

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