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BEIJING, May 23 (Itar-Tass) - North Korea values highly the efforts, which China is taking to preserve peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, special envoy of the North Korean leader and head of the General Political Department of the Korean People’s Army Choe Ryong Hae said at a meeting with member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Liu Yunshan here on Thursday.
“Kim Jong Un sent me to China as his special envoy in order to improve, build up and develop the relations between the countries. North Korea is ready jointly with China to take the efforts to promote bilateral relations,” Choe Ryong Hae said. “North Korea values highly China’s efforts, which are aimed at protecting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, bringing the Korean Peninsula issue (the nuclear problem - Itar-Tass) back on the path of dialogue and consultations, the country is ready accept Chinese proposals and establish dialogue with the parties concerned,” he stated.
For his part, Liu Yunshan said with hope that “the parties concerned will continue to advance towards the attainment of the goal for making the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, will continue to protect peace and stability on the peninsula, will settle the problems through dialogue and consultations, will take concrete steps to ease up tensions, will promote the dialogue actively and will resume the six-party negotiations as quickly as possible.” He also confirmed that the Communist Party of China is ready to build up and develop the relations with North Korea.