Six-Party Talks will ease tensions in Korean Peninsula: Chinese FM

Beijing, Dec 13 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi believes that six-party talks should resume as soon as possible to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

"The emergency consultations benefit all communication can help avoid misjudgements of the situation while accumulating trust and sincerity, and promoting an early resumption of the Six-Party Talks," The China Daily quoted Yang, as saying.

"China has kept close contact with all relevant nations, and is working hard to ease the tensions," he added.

Last month, Beijing had proposed emergency consultations between chief negotiators of the six nations in December, but the United States, South Korea, and Japan expressed their unwillingness, and instead, conducted joint military exercises to deter Pyongyang were conducted by Washington and Seoul.

Chen Qi, an expert in East Asian studies at Tsinghua University, said that the six-party talks, including the DPRK, the ROK, the United States, Russia, Japan and China, could be successful only when the parties involved pacify Pyongyang rather than impose sanctions or other threats. (ANI)

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