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15:15, October 10, 2009

Relaunch of six-party talks opens opportunities, Chinese Premier

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao attends the second trilateral summit meeting of China, Japan and the ROK in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 10, 2009. The meeting kicked off in Beijing on Saturday morning.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

The relaunch of the six-party talks on the Korean nuclear issue opened up new opportunities, but such opportunities could be "fleeting," Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday.

Wen made remarks after the second trilateral leaders' meeting of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), in Beijing on Saturday.

Wen urged all parties involved to "seize the opportunities and make good use of them," in an effort to achieve positive progress.

"If we missed the chance, it would cost us more effort in the future," Wen said.

"The key to the issue is to take action."

Wen reviewed his visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) last week. "I have obtained certain positive results, which were achieved through joint efforts of China and the DPRK, as well as the endeavors by all parties," he said.

Wen said the DPRK had "showed no opposition to the talks and expressed willingness to tackle the issue through bilateral and multilateral dialogue."

The DPRK hoped to improve ties with the United States, as well as with Japan and the ROK. "That is the important impression I got during the visit," he said.

He urged all parties to make constructive efforts to realize the aim.

The six-party talks, which involve China, the DPRK, the United States, the ROK, Russia and Japan, have been stalled since December last year.

The DPRK announced its withdrawal from the talks after the UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement that said the DPRK's April 5 rocket launch was "in contravention of Security Council resolution 1718" and urged the early resumption of the six-party talks.

Source: Xinhua
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