On the evening of April 6, 2013, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephone conversation with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Ban expressed deep concern and worry over the rising tensions on the Korea Peninsula and hoped the situation would soon cool down in order to prevent events from spinning out of control. Ban said that the United Nations is willing to maintain communications with China and other relevant sides.
Wang noted that China has expressed severe concern over the current tensions on the Korea Peninsula, which is China's close neighbor. "Our position is very clear," he said. China insists that the current tensions on the Korea Peninsula should be resolved through dialogue, no matter how the situation may develop, said Wang. China also insists that the nuclear-free process of the peninsula should be advanced and the peace and stability of the peninsula should be maintained, Wang said. He said that Beijing opposes any provocative words and actions from any party in the region and does not allow troublemaking at the doorsteps of China. China urges all the relevant parties to keep calm and restrained and help ease the tensions, Wang said. China calls for the restoration of six-party talks and to bring the issue back to the track of dialogue, he added.