China, US meet on Korean nuclear issue

Chinese and US diplomats for Korean peninsula affairs will exchange views on denuclearisation and resumption of the six-party talks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.

Glyn Davies, US special envoy for North Korea policy, arrived in Beijing Sunday on the first leg of a trip that will take him to South Korea and Japan this week, Xinhua reported.

In Beijing, Davies had talks with Chinese officials, including Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and his counterpart Wu Dawei, foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a press conference.

Davies last visited the three countries in November. US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for east Asian and Pacific affairs, visited the countries last week.

The six-party talks between North and South Korea, the US, China, Japan and Russia, have been suspended since 2008.

Seoul and Washington have demanded that Pyongyang should show sincerity about denuclearisation before they return to the table.

Sin Son-ho, North Korea's ambassador to the UN, Friday repeated a conciliatory message to South Korea, but demanded cancellation of the annual US-South Korea military drills scheduled to start in late February.


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