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China calls for denuclearization on peninsula

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-05-24 16:55

BEIJING - China said on Friday it hoped relevant parties to continue sticking to the objective of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and work for peace and stability in Northeast Asia.

Vice-Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong made the call on Friday during his meeting with Choe Ryong Hae, the special envoy of Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Fan said tensions on the Korean Peninsula regarding the nuclear issue have intensified strategic conflicts among involved parties and jeopardized the peace and stability of the peninsula.

"China always holds the view that the peace and stability of the peninsula serves the common interests of all involved parties," Fan told Choe. He expressed hope that the parties involved could stick to the denuclearization, safeguard peninsular peace and stability, resolve disputes and conflicts through dialogues and consultations, and make unremitting efforts for the realization of lasting peace and stability on the peninsula and in Northeast Asia.

Choe highlighted the complicated the situation and lack of safety assurances on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.

Choe said the DPRK people needs a stable and peaceful environment for the development of their country.

The DPRK is willing to work with parties concerned to find ways to resolve the current conflicts via dialogues, Choe pledged.

Choe, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army and a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, arrived in Beijing from Pyongyang Wednesday.

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