Statement by Ambassador Cheng Jingye on Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue at the IAEA Board of Governor Meeting
（From Chinese Mission to the United Nations ）
(6 March 2012, Vienna)
The Chinese delegation expresses its appreciation to the DG for his brief introduction to the sub-item of safeguards implementation in the DPRK and supports the due role of the Agency in implementing safeguards in the DPRK.
Since the last Board session,relevant parties have made tireless efforts to promote the resumption of the six-party talks. We are pleased to see that the DPRK and the US held third round high level dialogue in Beijing not long ago and achieved positive outcomes. China appreciates the two countries' reiteration of their commitment to the September 19 Joint Statement and their readiness to take positive steps towards this end. We welcome the improvement of DPRK-US relations and their contribution to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. We hope that the consensus reached between them will soon be followed through effectively, so that positive atmosphere be created for the resumption of the six-party talks. We also hope that the situation on the Peninsula will ease further.
China always believes that the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula should be settled in a proper manner through dialogue and consultation and by peaceful means. This serves the interests of all parties and the international community as a whole. Facts have shown that six-party talks is an effective mechanism to push forward denulearization of the Peninsula and to maintain peace and stability there and in whole Northeast Asia, as well as an important platform for improving relations among interested parties. Under the current circumstances it is essential for parties concerned to seize the opportunity, act wisely, make joint efforts and relaunch the six-party talks without delay. Together with all parties concerned and the international community, China is ready to play a constructive part in pressing ahead with the process of six-party talks, achieving denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and keeping peace and stability on the Peninsula and in the whole of northeast Asia.
Thank you Mr. Chairman