BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday voiced support for and extended congratulations on an agreement reached between Pyongyang and Seoul at their high-level talks.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will hold the reunion of separated families as scheduled, stop slandering each other and continue to hold high-level talks, according to a three-point agreement reached on Friday between the two sides at their second round of senior-level talks held in the border village of Panmunjeom.
"It is the traditional Lantern Festival today, and the positive progress achieved in DPRK-ROK relations adds festivity to the day," China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a press release issued late Friday.
"The agreement comes as the two sides take into consideration the overall national interests, regional peace and stability, and mutual understanding and accommodation. We express our appreciation over that," Hua said.
She said China has always supported DPRK and ROK in improving their relations.
"We hope the two sides can continue to enhance cooperation and further ease the situation on the Korean Peninsula," she added.
Two Koreas end senior-level talks
SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) wrapped up talks between high- ranking officials after a three-hour meeting, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday.
Delegates from the two Koreas met around 10 a.m. local time at the border village of Panmunjeom to resume the senior-level talks, two days after the first round of such dialogue ended without any tangible agreement. Full story
S.Korea to send advance team to DPRK for family reunion
SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- South Korea will send an advance team to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday to prepare for the agreed family reunion event scheduled to begin next week, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday.
Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do told a press briefing that a forward team composed of 15 officials will be dispatched to the scenic resort of Mount Kumgang on Saturday to exchange the final list of participants in the reunion and adjust detailed schedules. Full sotry