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Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On February 17, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US when attending the G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Wang Yi said that the recent telephone talks between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump are of great significance. The US side has made it clear that it will continue to adhere to the one-China policy. The two heads of state agreed that China and the US could absolutely become great cooperation partners and should push bilateral relations for greater development from a new starting point. This key consensus safeguards the political foundation of China-US relations, charts the course for the development of bilateral relations in the new era, and creates necessary pre-conditions for the two countries to conduct all-round strategic cooperation within bilateral, regional and global scope. China and the US both shoulder the responsibilities of safeguarding world stability and advancing global prosperity. Common interests between China and the US far exceed divergence. Based on the consensus reached by the two heads of state, China is ready to work with the US side to strengthen communication, enhance mutual trust, handle differences, and deepen cooperation along the track of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, so as to ensure greater development of bilateral relations during President Donald Trump's presidency, bring tangible benefits to the two peoples and make more contributions to world peace and prosperity.

Rex Tillerson said that the definition of US-China relations can only be friendly. The US reiterates its adherence to the one-China policy, which not only carries great significance to bilateral relations, but also is beneficial for regional stability and development. The US side looks forward to working with China to conduct high-level exchanges, facilitate mutual understanding, maintain, improve and reinforce dialogue and cooperation mechanisms in all fields, and strengthen cooperation in such areas as economy, finance and security in order to push bilateral relations for greater development.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views over the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

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