Developing friendly ties with DPRK 'unchanged'
Updated: 2006-10-10 07:14
Hu tells Bush: policy on nuclear issue will not
China has urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
(DPRK) to stop taking moves that may worsen the situation, and has expressed its
hope that all parties concerned will persist in seeking a solution through
consultation and dialogue, President Hu Jintao said last night.
He made the remark in a telephone conversation with US President George W.
Bush after the DPRK announced it had conducted a nuclear test.
Hu told Bush that it has been China's consistent stance to realize
non-nuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and to oppose proliferation of
nuclear weapons to safeguard peace and security on the peninsula and in
Northeast Asia. "This policy will not change," Hu said.
He expressed Beijing's wish to work jointly with Washington to deepen the
development of Sino-US constructive partnership.
Hu noted that leaders of the two countries have maintained frequent exchange
of views and consultations on international and regional issues of common
concern. This is conducive to safeguarding peace and stability in Northeast Asia
and the world.
Bush said the DPRK has embarked on a dangerous road with its nuclear test.
But the United States believes there is still room for diplomacy to settle
the issue, and it will continue to communicate with China in this