Chinese and U.S. officials planned to have contacts on Thursday afternoon after a working group of U.S. experts got back from Pyongyang to Beijing.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao made the remarks at a regular press conference on Thursday afternoon, but gave no further details on the contact.
Liu said as a follow-up measure to the second phase of the sixth round of the six-party talks and a consensus reached by all involved parties, a working group of U.S. nuclear experts conducted a trip to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from Oct. 11 to 18 to make preparations for future disabling of the country's nuclear facilities.
The working group on economic and energy cooperation would also hold a meeting soon on the second-phase actions for the implementation of the Joint Statement adopted on 19 September 2005,Liu added.
Liu said China is glad to see the progress made in the work towards resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and hopes all the parties will continue their efforts in promoting the six-party talks process.
The Second-Phase Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement, which was released on Oct. 3, marking a new progress in the whole six-party talks process, and China hoped the document could be implemented in a all-round, balanced and smooth way, Liu noted.
The six parties are China, the DPRK, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Japan.