China called on in Beijing on Saturday that parties involved in
the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to
continue their determination and patience, and use their wisdom to
push forward the talks.
When meeting the chief negotiators, Chinese Vice Foreign
Minister Dai Bingguo said the fresh round of talks, which started
Thursday, was "vitally important" and there were even harder tasks
ahead to be accomplished.
"Your diligent work would be paid back and China highly
appreciates the constructive efforts you have made to promote the
talks," Dai told the negotiators.
The negotiators said that the negotiations in the past three
days were "pragmatic" and "useful."
They also pledged that their will and determination to resolve
the nuclear issue under the framework of the six-party talks would
never change and they would continue the hard work and score
China, the USs, North and South Korea, Russia and Japan
initiated the six-party talks in August 2003.
A landmark agreement was reached on February 13 this year.
According to the agreement, North Korea must declare all nuclear
programs and disable all existing nuclear facilities while the
other parties must provide a total of 1 million tons of heavy fuel
oil or equivalent aid the PRK.
The first phase of the sixth round of talks was held in March
this year in Beijing, which was concluded with a chairman's
(Xinhua News Agency September 30, 2007)