China Perspective

China expects early, fruitful inter-Korean talks

Updated: 2011-04-27 20:19
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SEOUL - China hopes South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will launch talks at an early date and make positive outcome, an high-ranking Chinese diplomat said here Wednesday.

China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs Wu Dawei made the remark during a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan.

Wu, who arrived in Seoul on Tuesday, exchanged views with Kim on general situation on the Korean Peninsula and resumption of the long-stalled six-party talks.

On Tuesday, Wu met with South Korea's top nuclear envoy Wi Sung- lac.

The Chinese diplomats expressed hope that inter-Korean talks will be launched as soon as possible and bring about positive results.

The two sides agreed to support for contacts between the United States and the DPRK at appropriate time, and also agreed to make efforts with other relevant parties to create conditions for early resumption of the six-party talks.

The six-party talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula began in 2003 involving China, the DPRK, the United States, South Korea, Russia and Japan. Six rounds of talks were held before breakdown in December 2008.