US-China foreign ministers have a face-to-face conversation for 5 hours

US - China Foreign Ministers have a face-to-face dialogue for 5 hours - Photo 1.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his US counterpart Antony Blinken meet in Bali, Indonesia on July 9 – Photo: REUTERS

The meeting took place on July 9 in Bali, Indonesia, lasting more than 5 hours. This is the first face-to-face meeting between Mr. Blinken and Mr. Vuong since October 2021.

“Despite the complexities of our relationship, I can say that our delegations found today’s discussions useful, frank and constructive,” he said. Blinken.

The US secretary of state said he expressed concern about issues of Taiwan, Hong Kong, human rights. Blinken also continued to call on China to condemn Russia over the conflict with Ukraine. In addition, he also talked about China’s efforts to expand its influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

“I have conveyed America’s deep concerns about Beijing’s increasingly provocative words and activities towards Taiwan and the vital importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.” , Mr. Blinken said.

Before the meeting, Mr. Blinken had said that there would be much to discuss with Mr. Wang while Mr. Wang said the two countries needed to work together to get bilateral relations back on track.

Observers said that the US and China now both want to keep a stable relationship in the context that US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may meet later this year.

The purpose of the meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries was to explore the possibility of holding a summit between Biden and Xi in Bali in November 2022, US diplomat Daniel Russel told Reuters news agency.

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