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DPRK says willing to maintain communication with China on restarting Six-Party Talks

07-23-2010 09:13 BJT

HANOI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) told Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi here on Thursday that DPRK would like to maintain communication with China on resuming Six-Party Talks, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry press release.

The two foreign ministers met for a bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and related meetings.

During the bilateral meeting, China and DPRK vowed to fully implement important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, expand economic and trade cooperation and advance China- DPRK ties, according to the press release.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Thursday also met with his counterparts from Russia and Pakistan respectively on bilateral ties.

At the meeting between Yang and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the two foreign ministers said China and Russia have seen major development in promoting bilateral strategic cooperative partnership since the beginning of this year, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry press release.

The two countries should maintain frequent exchange of high- level visits, deepen cooperation and strengthen coordination in international mechanism including United Nations, Six-Party Talks and ASEAN Regional Forum among others, said the two ministers.

The two sides vowed to continuously develop bilateral ties to safeguard common interests of the two countries and promote regional and international peace, development and stability, said the press release.

In the meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Yang said China and Pakistan boasted all-weather friendship and all-round cooperation. The two countries should deepen cooperation in various fields to push forward bilateral ties to a new level, according to the press release.

Qureshi said Pakistan would like to strengthen cooperation with China in economic and trade, water conservancy, communications and other key areas. Pakistan would also like to join hands with China to strengthen coordination in international affairs.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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