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China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs Wu Dawei has met with his South Korean counterpart, Wi Sung-lac, for talks on restarting the long-stalled six-party talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The Chinese envoy says the two sides came to a consensus that the six-party talks are still an effective way to bring a peace on the Korean peninsula. They also discussed conditions to enable the resumption of the talks.
South Korean envoy Wi Sung-lac said Wu's visit to Seoul came at an appropriate time with important issues surrounding the peninsula. However, Seoul has been sticking to its position that the DPRK must first take responsibility for the sinking of the South Korea vessel and be willing to denuclearize.
The Chinese envoy arrived in Seoul earlier on Thursday. He's on a three-day visit here, during which he is also scheduled to meet with South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Shin Kak-soo and Kim Sung-Hwan, Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security.