South Korean top negotiator Chun Yung-woo said in Beijing on
Sunday the denuclearization process of the Korean peninsula will
not be influenced by the uncertainty whether a final joint document
will be reached or not.
Working groups on the denuclearization process have reached a
host of agreements so far, but each party have "different opinions"
on "what could be disclosed and what could not," Chun said.
Chun said those disagreements are not disparities on basic
contents of the six parties. "If they fail to pass final document,
it's only because the parties could not reach consensus on which
part to be publicized."
The top envoy said whether North Korea would implement the
agreement depends on the "interest balance" between North Korea and
the other five countries, namely host China, the US, South Korea,
Russia and Japan.
"With this balance already in place, it is not important whether
there will be a final document or not," he said.
He said his North Korean counterpart Kim Kye-gwan had promised
North Korea will implement its denuclearization commitment no
matter whether there is a final document.
(Xinhua News Agency September 30, 2007)