Chinese President Hu Jintao on Jan. 17 called on concerned parties to work to resume the process of dialogue on the Korean Peninsula situation, taking the opportunity that there have been signs of relaxation on the peninsula, according to Xinhua news agency.

Granting an interview to the “Wall Street Journal” and the “Washington Post” of the US , President Hu said "We hope that the relevant parties will seize the opportunity to engage in active interactions, resume the process of dialogue and consultation as soon as possible, and ensure that the situation on the peninsula will move forward in a positive direction."

He further said China has maintained close contact and coordination with other parties and made relentless efforts to help ease the tension and maintain peace and stability on the peninsula.

China has urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) to be calm and exercise restraint, refrain from any action which might escalate tension and undermine peace and stability on the peninsula, and enter into dialogue and contact as quickly as possible to seek an appropriate solution, the Chinese President said.

China has also called on relevant parties to work to ease tension and contribute to peace and stability on the peninsula.

He said China hopes that the DPRK and RoK will improve relations and achieve reconciliation and cooperation through dialogue and consultation and eventually realise independent and peaceful reunification, the news agency reported./.