SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES DEVELOPMENTS
IN KOREAN TALKS PROCESS
NEW YORK, 30 October (UN Headquarters) -- Following is a statement issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General welcomes encouraging news from Pyongyang that China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea agreed in principle to hold a new round of multilateral talks to continue the Beijing negotiating process. He remains convinced that dialogue is the way to resolve security and related issues facing the Korean Peninsula and calls on the parties concerned to look for creative approaches towards the issues they are facing. The Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy will continue supporting these efforts.
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