BEIJING, June 26(Xinhuanet)-- Foreign delegations to the third round of six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue left Beijing successively from Saturday after the talks ended in the morning.
Sources said the DPRK delegation left for home by plane Saturday morning, and the ROK and Japanese delegations are expected to leave here in the afternoon. The Russian delegation will leave Beijing Sunday, while the departure time of the US delegation is still unclear.
Hyun Hak-bong, spokesman for the DPRK delegation, said here Friday night that the DPRK delegation will continue to seek peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue with flexibility and patience.
Head of the ROK delegation Lee Soo-Hyuck said Saturday morning that the just-concluded third round of talks was the most sincere and candid one. In-depth discussions were held on resolving plans of the Korean nuclear issue during the four-day talks, which is ofgreat importance, he said.
Japanese delegation head Mitoji Yabunaka said during the talks,parties concerned raised positive proposals through discussion, which laid a foundation for the future. The four-day talks have made some progress, he noted.
A senior official with the US delegation said the US side expects further talks.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister and head of the Chinese delegation Wang Yi said here Saturday at a press conference that the third round of talks has forged new steps for reaching new consensus based on the consolidation of the previous achievements and for reaching the goal of denuclearization.
Parties concerned have also released a Chairman's Statement, and agreed in principle to convene in Beijing the fourth round of talks before the end of September this year.
The talks, involving China, the DPRK, the United States, the ROK, Russia and Japan, was held here from June 23 to 26 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.