North Korea says is willing to return to nuclear talks

BEIJING (REUTERS) - North Korea is willing to resolve the dispute over its nuclear programme peacefully through talks, including returning to stalled six-party talks process, China's Foreign Ministry cited a senior North Korean diplomat as saying on Wednesday.

The ministry carried the remarks of First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, who has represented North Korea at previous international talks to get it to halt its nuclear programme, after his meeting with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui in Beijing.