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Talks between the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the US Secretary of State ended in Beijing.

Talks between the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the US Secretary of State ended in Beijing.

Talks between Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken ended in Beijing, during which the parties made a number of statements.

“Currently, Sino-US relations are at their lowest point since the establishment of diplomatic relations, this does not meet the fundamental interests of the peoples of the two countries, does not meet the aspirations of the international community,” Qin Gang was quoted as saying by China Central Television.

Meanwhile, he said, China is “committed to building a stable, predictable, constructive relationship with the United States.”

“We hope that the United States will adhere to a rational and objective understanding of China, move towards China, protect the political foundation of China-US relations, and deal with individual unforeseen situations with calmness, professionalism and reasonableness,” he added.


The Chinese Foreign Minister called the Taiwan issue the main problem in Sino-American relations and once again called on the American side to abide by the “One China” principle, as well as three joint Sino-US communiqués.

In addition, Qin accepted Blinken’s invitation to visit the United States and expressed his readiness to do so at a convenient time for the parties.

“Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has had frank, substantive and constructive talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang,” the US State Department said in a statement.


It is noted that during the negotiations, Blinken pointed out to Qin Gang the importance of diplomacy and open lines of communication on the entire list of issues, and also stated that the United States will continue to protect its interests and values.

“The Secretary of State has made it clear that the United States will always stand up for the interests and values ​​of the American people, working with its allies and partners to strengthen our vision of the world,” the State Department said in a statement.


Blinken’s current visit is the first trip by a US Secretary of State to China in five years, which comes amid a significant deterioration in relations between Beijing and Washington due to a range of issues, including Taiwan, the downing of a Chinese balloon over the US, and ongoing disagreements in trade and technology. areas.