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China has no plan to send envoy to N. Korea, Wu tells S. Korea

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China's point man on North Korea told South Korea on Thursday that Beijing has no plan to send a special envoy to Pyongyang as part of efforts to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Wu Dawei, China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, conveyed such thinking in a meeting in Beijing with Lim Sung Nam, South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, Yonhap said in a dispatch from the Chinese capital, quoting a diplomatic source.

However, Wu and Lim reaffirmed efforts for denuclearization of North Korea and reached a consensus on the need to build an atmosphere of dialogue with Pyongyang, according to the South Korean news agency.

Wu chairs the six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Lim serves as South Korea's chief delegate to the denuclearization negotiations.

The meeting followed Wu's April 22-24 visit to Washington where he held talks with Glyn Davies, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy.

The six-nation negotiations involving North and South Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the United States have been stalled since December 2008.

==Kyodo

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