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China Willing To Discuss Parallel-Track Approach

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that China would like to have discussions about the specific steps in the parallel-track approach.

Important progress has been made in UN Security Council’s consultation on the new resolution against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is expected to be adopted in the coming days, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday told a press conference in Washington.

Once that agreement is passed, we can effectively limit further progress of the DPRK’s nuclear and missile programs. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a regular press briefing, noting that the UN Security Council’s resolution cannot provide a fundamental solution to the Korean nuclear issue without dialogue and negotiation.

Hua said the Chinese side has proposed parallel tracks, which means the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the replacement of the Korean armistice with a peace agreement.

China sees the parallel-track approach as reasonable and constructive , Hua said, adding that it highlights the overriding goal of denuclearizing the Peninsula, and at the same time addresses the concerns of various parties.

China called for full implementation of UN Security Council’s new resolution and bringing the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back to the track of dialogue and negotiation.

Feb. 26, 2016 on China Daily

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