|Spokesperson's Remarks on the Preparation of the Six-Party Talks|
Q: Before the third round of the Six-Party Talks, does the Chinese side have any plan to visit the relevant countries for mediation?
A: Ning Fukui, Ambassador on Korean Peninsula Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, is to visit Russia, the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) soon for working consultations on issues related to the third round of Six-Party Talks. Cui Tiankai, Director-General of the Ministry's Asian Affairs Department, will also exchange views with officials of Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the new round of talks during his upcoming visit to the two countries.
The third round of the Six-Party Talks is very important. The key for its success lies on whether all parties concerned have fully prepared for the talks. Now that there are still comparatively big differences among the parties concerned, China hopes the related parties could continue to adopt a constructive attitude, show flexibility to the full, seek and expand common grounds, narrow differences, and work actively to find appropriate solutions.
China is ready to continue its role of working for peace and talks in order to push forward the Six-Party Talks process.