Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Attends Meeting of Foreign Ministers of P5+1 on the Iranian Nuclear Issue
On September 22, 2010, the foreign ministers of China, the United States, Russia, Britain, France and Germany met in New York on the Iranian nuclear issue. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi attended the meeting.
At the meeting, the six foreign ministers exchanged views on the situation of the Iranian nuclear issue as well as the next-phase work and issued a statement. The statement called for an early negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. The foreign ministers are ready to engage with Iran, the statement said.
"At present, there are new opportunities in advancing the diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue," Yang said. "All parties should use the positive elements in the current circumstances to further enhance diplomatic efforts so as to push the Iranian nuclear issue back to the track of dialogue."
Yang said that China will continue to play a constructive role in the international community's efforts to find a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
On the morning of the same day, Yang also had a working breakfast with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with his counterparts from the other four permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.