Chinese FM, Rice discuss Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Updated: 2006-10-20 14:07

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held official talks Friday morning at Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

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US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing attend the joint press conference after their talks at the Diaoyutai Guest House in Beijing Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. [AP]

At the photo session before their talks, Li told Rice she had come against the backdrop of the sound development of China-U.S. relations but "complicated" and "volatile" international situation.

Rice said the nuclear test of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a "new factor" of the Korean Peninsula situation.

She called for China to work together with the United States to implement the 1718 resolution of the United Nations Security Council, and seek diplomatic path which leads to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The closed-door session is still going on by press time.


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