after Arriving in China Earlier today, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said today, Sunday, that problems with China cannot be solved with one visit, indicating that it was a good start.
“I had constructive and useful talks with my Chinese counterpart, Qin Gang, in Beijing,” he added.
In addition, the US State Department confirmed, today, Sunday, that Blinken, during his visit to China, stressed the need to keep communication channels open to avoid misunderstandings.
The ministry’s spokesman, Matt Miller, also announced a consensus between Washington and Beijing to work together to advance relations between the two countries, and to increase the number of commercial flights between the two countries.
He explained that the US Secretary discussed with his Chinese counterpart the differences between the two countries and opportunities for the return of cooperation.
He also said that Blinken had invited his Chinese counterpart to visit the United States, noting that the Chinese foreign minister would visit Washington at the appropriate time.
On the other hand, the Chinese minister assured Blinken of Beijing’s commitment to building stable relations with Washington, according to local television.
China’s foreign minister also conveyed to his US counterpart Beijing’s concerns about its interests in Taiwan.
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US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, landed today, Sunday, in Beijing, after postponing his previous visit, which was expected last February, due to the flight of a suspected Chinese spy balloon in US airspace, to become the largest US official to visit China since President Joe Biden took office. His position in January 2021.
The high-ranking US visitor and his delegation were greeted by Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang at the door of a villa in the courtyard of the Diaoyutai Palace of Hospitality in Beijing, where the two had a short conversation in English before shaking hands in front of the Chinese and American flags.
The moment Anthony Blinken arrived in Beijing today – Reuters
During his visit, which ends on Monday, Blinken is also expected to meet China’s top diplomat Wang Yi and possibly President Xi Jinping.
It is noteworthy that relations between the two countries deteriorated in various fields, which raised fears that they might clash militarily one day over the island of Taiwan, which China says belongs to it.
Disagreements over trade, Washington’s efforts to rein in China’s semi-transportation industry and the latter’s human rights record also complicated the mending of relations.
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