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DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il hopes for early resumption of six-party talks

08-31-2010 08:57 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) - Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Il has said he hoped for an early resumption of the six-party talks to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Kim expressed the hope during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province.

Kim, general secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK's National Defense Commission, paid an unofficial visit to China from August 26 to 30.

He said the DPRK's stance on adhering to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula had remained unchanged, and the country "is not willing to see tensions on the peninsula."

Kim expressed the wish to maintain close communication and coordination with China in pushing for an early resumption of the six-party talks to ease the tension on the Korean Peninsula, and to maintain peace and stability of the peninsula.

Leaders of the two countries also exchanged views on the situation of the Korean Peninsula and other international and regional issues of common concern.

Hu said there had been some new developments of the Korean Peninsula situation since the United Nations Security Council adopted a presidential statement on the Cheonan warship sinking incident.

Maintaining peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula accords with common aspiration of the people, he said.

Hu said China respects and supports positive efforts of the DPRK to ease the situation of the peninsula while improving the outside environment.

China held that all parties concerned should continue to actively work for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula as well as the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula, he said.

He called on all parties concerned to make positive efforts for the ease of the current tension, early resumption of the six-party talks and gradual improvement of the situation of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim highly appreciated China's positive efforts and contribution to the six-party talks and maintaining the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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