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China welcomes all proposals conducive for 6-party talks
Updated: 2005-07-14 21:32

China said Thursday it welcomes all the proposals that will help facilitate the process of the six-party talks.

The Republic of Korea (ROK) is willing to provide electricity aid directly to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) if the latter agrees to abandon its nuclear program, the ROK Unification Minister Chung Dong-young said on Tuesday.

In response, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchu said that China welcomes all parties concerned to pool the wisdom to jointly make the talks headway.

"We welcome every proposal that is helpful for the atmosphere of the six-party talks and for advancing the talks," he said.

The first round of six-party talks was launched on Aug. 27, 2003 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in downtown Beijing.

But after the third round of the talks, the DPRK announced its decision to suspend its participation in the talks, claiming the US policy of hostility.

However, DPRK last Saturday announced that it will return to nuclear disarmament talks during the week of July 25, with an elapse of its 13-month boycott.

When asked what patterns and ways the next round of talks will take, Liu said it is "not important."

"What is important is how to make the talks achieve real progress and is that each party can take a constructive, responsible and pragmatic attitude to push for the progress," he said.

"What progress can be made in the next round of talks depends on concerted efforts of all parties and on consensus reached by all parties through discussions."

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