Kim Jong-Il committed to disarmament talks: Pyongyang

North Korea "remains unchanged in its basic stand to preserve the aim of denuclearising Korean Peninsula".

Last Updated: May 08, 2010, 11:53 AM IST

Seoul: North Korea`s leader Kim Jong-Il has said the communist state remains committed to disarming through dialogue, Pyongyang`s official media said on Saturday.

During a visit this week to Beijing, Kim "expressed the DPRK`s (North Korea`s) willingness to provide favourable conditions for the resumption of six-party disarmament talks together with other parties to the talks", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

He declared that the North "remains unchanged in its basic stand to preserve the aim of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula... and pursue a peaceful solution through dialogue."
In the first confirmation of the secretive five-day trip that ended on Friday, Beijing media also said on Friday that Kim had vowed to try to revive stalled nuclear disarmament talks.

Bureau Report