We will continue to use diplomacy to cooperate with Beijing

after winding up A rare visit by the US Secretary of State to ChinaToday, lasting two days, the White House confirmed that Anthony Blinken had candid and constructive conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Karen Jean-Pierre, a White House spokeswoman, also said that Blinken stressed that America will continue to rely on diplomacy to raise its concerns and achieve cooperation with Beijing.

The spokeswoman said that Blinken’s visit to China is a “positive step forward” in relations between the two countries.

Washington also indicated that the US Secretary stressed to China the importance of keeping communication channels open.

In addition, the White House spokeswoman stated that a date for the meeting between Biden and the Chinese president has not yet been set.

mutual respect

Earlier in the day, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed to the US Secretary his hope that his visit would contribute positively to strengthening bilateral relations between Beijing and Washington.

The President believed that relations between countries should always be based on mutual respect and honesty.

He also continued that neither party should impose its will on the other, stressing that China respects the interests of the United States and does not seek to challenge them.

This came while Blinken confirmed in a press conference at the end of his visit to China, today, Monday, that his country manages a complex relationship with China through diplomatic means, pointing out that he invited the Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Washington to complete the discussions.

From Blinken’s meeting with Xi Jinping – Reuters

important visit

It is noteworthy that the US Secretary of State had met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of a rare and important visit to Beijing aimed at preventing the many differences between the two rival powers from turning into conflict.

After that, the two sides held a meeting in the presence of the delegations of the two countries.

The meeting on the second and final day of Blinken’s visit could also help facilitate a summit between Xi and US President Joe Biden later this year.

Blinken then held extensive discussions with China’s chief diplomat, Wang Yi, as well as Foreign Minister Qin Gang.

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