May 23, 2013 (TSR) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has agreed on Thursday to accept China’s advice by participating in dialogue with relevant parties, after senior Chinese leader Liu Yunshan met with a DPRK special envoy, Choe Ryong Hae, according to state news agency, Xinhua.
Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, met in the Great Hall of the People with Director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Choe Ryong Hae, the special envoy to DPRK leader Kim Jong Un Thursday afternoon.
Liu pointed out that peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula conform with the common interests of all countries in the region.
He expressed hope that all relevant parties should stick to the goal of denuclearization, persist on maintaining peace and stability of the peninsula and resolve problems through dialogue and consultation.
Liu called for the parties to adopt substantial actions to ease tensions, actively embark on dialogue and restart the six-party talks as soon as possible.
He urged the relevant parties to make unremitting effort to realize denuclearization of the peninsula and persistent peace and stability in the Northeast Asia region.
Choe said the DPRK highly appreciated the effort that the Chinese side has made in maintaining peace and stability of the peninsula and on pushing the Korean Peninsula issue back on the track of dialogue and consultation.
He said the DPRK hopes to concentrate its energy on developing its economy and improving people’s livelihood and is ready to create a peaceful external environment for this.
Choe said the DPRK side is willing to accept advice from the Chinese side and carry out dialogue with relevant parties.
During the meeting, Liu said it is the consistent stance of the CPC and Chinese government to continuingly consolidate and develop friendly relations between the two countries.
He expressed the readiness to work with the DPRK side to enhance communication, increase common ground and advance China-DPRK relations in a healthy, stable way.
Choe said his visit as the special envoy of Kim is aimed to improve, consolidate and develop DPRK-China relations. He said the DPRK side is ready to work with the Chinese side to continuously push forward the development of bilateral relations.
Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army and member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee, arrived in Beijing from Pyongyang Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, Choe met with Wang Jiarui, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.