The Second Round of Six-Party Talks Holds A Plenary Session
A plenary session was convened immediately after the opening ceremony of the second round of six-party talks on the morning of February 25. Heads of delegation delivered speeches, mainly elaborating their positions on the objective of resolving the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula. Their speeches have been both sober and pragmatic. The parties found some consensus, though differences remained. The six parties reaffirmed that the nuclear issue should be solved through peaceful means and the peace-talk process should keep on going regardless of any difficulties.
The six parties further identified the objective of denuclearization, holding that the realization of the objective is in the interest of the countries involved and also conducive to peace, stability and prosperity of Northeast Asia.
The six parties agreed to adopt coordinated and consistent measures to address the nuclear issue and each other's concerns, saying that taking actions is the best way to establish trust.
The parties involved also held preliminary discussions on substantive issues and presented their respective suggestions.
The parties had direct engagements on the afternoon of the same say and the plenary session will continue on the morning of February 26.