Vice President, SPA Presidium Hyong Sop Yang of Korea, North

As part of the six-party agreement, Pyongyang was to hand over a full declaration of all its nuclear activities by the end of 2007.
Responding to Hu's views, Yang said that the DPRK will also work to safeguard the peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region.
Yang said the DPRK values its traditional friendship with China and will continue to abide by the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries to promote friendly cooperative ties and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
On Tuesday, Yang met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Yang said that the DPRK has steadily strengthened cooperation and relations in various fields including politics, the economy, military affairs, culture and sports in the spirit of the DPRK- Russia joint declaration during the past one year.
On its domestic situation, Yang said that positive progress has been made by the DPRK in the fields of economic construction, reunification of the fatherland and foreign affairs by the DPRK people under the leadership of General-Secretary Kim Jong Il.
On reports of widespread starvation, Yang said his country has suffered consecutive natural disasters over the past 10 years, leaving Koreans in an "economic predicament.
Speaking during an official visit to South Africa, Yang said the so-called six-nation talks from which his government withdrew recently had broken down as a result of the hostile policy'' of the US.
Referring to starvation in his country, Yang said consecutive natural disasters in the last decade had left Koreans in an economic predicament'', but that this year agriculture featured highest on the government agenda.
45th anniversary of a friendship treaty between the two countries.
Yang was quoted as saying participants "will discuss issues with a view to fundamentally removing the dangerous war crisis on the Korean peninsula caused by the US provocative moves.
on missile sales to finance its program.
to the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa.