BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs Wu Dawei has visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as part of efforts to restart the long-stalled six-party talks, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday.
Hong Lei told a routine briefing in Beijing that Wu started his trip on Monday, but did not reveal when it ended or whether it is ongoing.
Wu's consultations with the DPRK side mainly focused on the Korean Peninsula situation and the resumption of the six-party talks.
The six-party talks between the DPRK, the Republic of Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, have been suspended since late 2008.
On Jan. 29, the DPRK's ambassador to China, Chi Jae Ryong, said in Beijing that the DPRK agrees on the resumption of six-party talks, calling on the United States to fulfil its related obligations.
Chi said the DPRK has already "taken a seat on the boat of the talks," urging other concerned parties to come on board.