Pyongyang's nuclear test aftermath - FM: China promotes denuclearization

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Added On January 10, 2016

China's foreign minister has reiterated that China wants a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and seeks to safeguard regional peace and stability.
 
Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks on Thursday during a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry.
 
In the wake of Pyongyang's nuclear test, the top diplomats of China and the United States have talked over the phone. 
 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reiterated that China wants a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and seeks to safeguard regional peace and stability.
 
He also said China is willing to communicate with all parties involved, including the United States.
 
Earlier, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said China firmly opposes the nuclear test, urging Pyongyang to honor its commitment to denuclearization and to ceasing any action that may deteriorate the situation.    
 
The spokesperson also confirmed that China had made contact with Pyongyang's embassy in Beijing and stressed that the nuclear test is against the normal development of relations between the two countries. 
 
China, she said, will continue to take part in discussions at the UN Security Council over the issue. 
 
She also said China is determined to advance denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula through six-party talks.
 
The negotiations, which involve Pyongyang and Seoul, as well as the United States, China, Japan and Russia, were launched in 2003 but were stalled in 2008.