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Blinken and Chinese Vice President Agree that the US and China Should Cooperate

The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkenand the vice president of China, Han Zhengmet this Monday on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the UNwhere they agreed that both countries should cooperate for the benefit of the entire world.

The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Chinese mission to the United Nations, in New Yorkbefore the start of Tuesday High Level Week from the UN General Assembly.

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At the beginning of the meeting, Han said that the relationship between the two countries is “the most important”of the planet, and highlighted the“commitment” in China to stabilize ties between the two powers.

He admitted that the two countries face “many challenges and difficulties” in their bilateral relationship and stated that they both need “be more sincere and try harder”To direct the situation.

The world needs the relationship between the United States and China to be healthy and stablesomething beneficial not only for China and U.S but for everyone“, he said.

After these words, the leader of American diplomacy recalled the last “high level contacts” that has been taking place in recent weeks between the two Governments with the aim of “keep lines of communication open”.

For the United States, face-to-face diplomacy is the best way to deal with issues on which we disagree and to explore areas of cooperation. The world expects us to manage this relationship responsibly“Blinken said.

The head of American diplomacy and the Chinese vice-president met just one day after the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yiand the White House Security Advisor, Jake Sullivanthey met in malt to talk about the situation Taiwan and the Ukrainian war.

Additionally, Blinken visited last June Beijingtrip that was later repeated by the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen; the special climate envoy, John Kerryand the Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimundo.

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These contacts are part of an attempt to bring positions closer together after months in which the relationship was at a minimum due to commercial rivalries, tension over Taiwan, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the discovery of an alleged Chinese spy balloon in the United States.

In the background of these meetings is a possible future meeting between the President of the United States, Joe Bidenand its Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinpingwhat could happen during the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) next November in San Francisco (USA.).

Biden and Xi last saw each other in 2022, during the G20 in Bali (Indonesia), a meeting that the US president said he wanted to repeat, but the Chinese president did not participate in last week’s G20 meeting in India nor will he be at the UN Assembly.

Source: Elcomercio

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