BEIJING, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met on Friday with Kim Kye Gwan, first vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Yang said the strategic dialogue on Wednesday between foreign ministries of the two countries had achieved positive results.
China is ready to work with the DPRK to promote the sound and stable development of bilateral relations, he said.
China maintains denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, he said, adding that the country calls for dialogue and consultation in resolving the nuclear issue, in order to safeguard peace and stability on the peninsula.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula has shown signs of easing, but it is still complicated and sensitive, he said.
He encouraged more dialogues and contacts among parties concerned, so as to promote the situation to develop in a better direction.
Kim said the DPRK and China share a long-term traditional friendship. He hoped that the two sides will inherit and carry forward this friendship.
It is the wish of the deceased DPRK leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to realize denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, he said.
The DPRK hopes the situation on the peninsula can be eased, he said, noting that the country maintains dialogues in settling the nuclear issue and welcomes any forms of talks, including the six-party talks.