Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the nick of the Korean Peninsula can not continue to upgrade
Zhang Zhijun, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs on 18 December described the situation on the Korean Peninsula and China’s position.
Zhang Zhijun, said the current situation in the nick of the Korean peninsula, highly complex and sensitive, which China is deeply concerned and worried. In the direction of the parties have repeatedly said that if the bloody conflict on the Korean Peninsula, the first casualty of the people on both sides of the peninsula, north and south led to the national tragedy of fratricidal compatriots, it will also undermine regional peace and stability, affecting neighboring countries.
Zhang said that the recent past, in order to prevent conflicts, worsening of the situation, the Chinese side through various channels to consistently make the Korean Peninsula, and both parties work. State Councilor Dai has recently went to an emergency Korea, DPRK, frank and in-depth communication with the leaders of both countries and urged both sides to keep calm, exercise restraint, to carry out dialogue and contacts, not to take any lead to further tension escalation. Recently, the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassador to both the peninsula, once again made clear China’s position and proposition.
Zhang Zhijun, said to be relaxed, not tense, to dialogue, not confrontation, to peace, not war, this is the peninsula between the two peoples and the international community’s strong desire and demand. The current tensions in the peninsula must not continue to escalate. For any upgrade could lead to aggravation of the situation and undermine regional peace and stability behavior of China are firmly opposed to unambiguous. The Chinese side strongly urged the Korean Peninsula, both calm and cool then cool, then restraint restraint restraint, to more than seventy million fellow safety is important to effectively maintain regional peace and stability as the most important, prevent the recurrence of armed conflict. China hopes that parties adopt a responsible attitude to seek peaceful means to solve the problem.
Zhang Zhijun emphasized that the current situation further highlights the six-party talks, head of emergency and urgency of the need to consult, once again called on the parties to get back on the right track of dialogue and consultation.