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Wang Yi Holds Telephone Talks with Secretary of State John Kerry of US

On August 5, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held telephone talks at request with Secretary of State John Kerry of US, exchanging views on China-US relations, the Korean Peninsula situation and other topics.

Wang Yi expressed that the upcoming meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama in Hangzhou is the most important agenda of China-US relations in the next stage. Both sides should join efforts to stay firmly on the track of building the new model of major-country relations, focus on cooperation and manage and control differences so as to ensure positive results from the meeting and promote the sound and stable development of bilateral relations in US election year. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with all parties, including the US, to host a successful G20 Hangzhou Summit that will create new driving force for the world economy to achieve robust, balanced and sustainable growth and send the positive signal of coordination and cooperation within the G20 to the international society.

John Kerry stated that the meeting between both heads of state in Hangzhou is very important. The US is willing to work together with China to ensure the complete success of the meeting and also cooperate with China to make sure the G20 Hangzhou Summit will achieve a full success.

Both sides also exchanged views on current Korean Peninsula situation.

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