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Wang Yi Holds Telephone Talks with Secretary of State John Kerry of US
2016/06/18

On June 18, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held telephone talks at request with Secretary of State John Kerry of the US, exchanging views on China-US relations and related topics.

John Kerry expressed that the recent US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue as well as US-China High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange held in Beijing are the most successful meetings in recent years. The US is willing to work with China to promote US-China relations to achieve new development.

Wang Yi noted that with joint efforts of both countries, the new round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue as well as China-US High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange have yielded success, sending a clear signal of both countries to devote themselves to building a new model of major-country relationship and creating favorable conditions to the healthy and stable development of China-US relations in the next stage.

Wang Yi reiterated China's principles and stance on Tibet-related issues, asking the US to stop interfering with China's internal affairs and safeguard the overall situation of China-US relations with practical actions.

John Kerry expressed that the US has not and will not change its policy on Tibet-related issues. The US insists that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support “Tibet independence”.

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