Beijing: China on Wednesday said it hopes that
the preparatory meeting ahead of high-level military talks
between the South and North Koreas would achieve positive
Commenting on the decision by governments of the two
Koreas to hold preparatory meetings on February 8, Chinese
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei today said that China
attached great importance to peace and stability on the Korean
The meeting will decide the level, timing and topics
to be discussed at upcoming high-level military talks between
the two sides.
Hong said China has consistently advocated relevant
parties resolving their disputes through dialogue.
"Constructive efforts that relieve tension on the
Korean Peninsula are welcome," Xinhua news agency quoted Hong