Remarks by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's on the Geneva Talks with Iran (Excerpts)

December 9, 2010

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Q: Following the dialogue between the EU, six countries and Iran on Tuesday in Geneva, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili agreed to hold the next round of dialogue in January in Istanbul, but made conflicting remarks on the agenda of the dialogue. Can you brief us on the agenda of the next round of dialogue?

A: China is of the view that the just-concluded dialogue between the EU, six countries and Iran is positive, helpful and conducive to enhancing understanding among the parties. We hope the parties stick to the direction of settlement through diplomatic negotiations, continue the dialogue process with a cooperative, flexible and practical attitude, and push for constant progress in the dialogue by establishing mutual trust and seeking common ground. We are ready to stay in communication with the parties on relevant issues. China will continue to play a constructive role in the process.

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