BEIJING: China supports all the efforts made to resolve the nuclear issue through diplomatic negotiations, said Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing on Friday.

Mr. Li spoke to Mr. Mottaki on phone and exchanged views on the developments.

During a telephone conversation, Chinese President Hu Jintao told his U.S. counterpart George Bush that China was ready to maintain contact with the U.S. and play a constructive role in resuming negotiations as soon as possible. Xinhua