Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will visit North Korea next week for celebrations of a key official anniversary, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will visit North Korea July 10-15 for celebrations of a key official anniversary, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. [newsphoto]
Hui Liangyu will lead a Chinese delegation to the North on July 10-15 for celebrations marking the 45th anniversary of a treaty of friendship between Pyongyang and Beijing, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular briefing.
Jiang didn't give any details of other delegation members or say whether Hui would discuss the Chinese-organized talks on demands that the North stop nuclear development.
China was "making assiduous efforts" in pushing for a resumption of the six-party talks, she said.
"We are making consultations with other parties so as to find a way to promote this process," Jiang said, but did not give details.
Pyongyang is also sending a delegation to China to commemorate the anniversary, Jiang said.
Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, the North's parliament, is leading the group on its July 11-15 visit to China, Jiang said.
The six-nation nuclear talks have been stalled last year over the North's insistence that the United States lift sanctions on North Korean companies accused of weapons proliferation.
Other governments in the talks are South Korea, Japan and Russia.(Source: AP/Chinadaily)