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Yang Jiechi Holds Telephone Talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of US

On May 20, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi held telephone talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US at request.

Yang Jiechi expressed that since the meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, China-US relations have made new and important and positive progress under the guidance of the two heads of state. In the next phase, both sides should continue to implement the consensus reached by both heads of state, maintain the momentum of exchanges at high level and all levels, advance the implementation of the 100-day plan on economic cooperation, expand practical cooperation in all fields, and enhance communication and coordination in major international and regional issues. China is willing to, together with the US, intensify communication, and jointly well make preparation for the first round of China-US dialogue on diplomacy and security to be held recently to ensure a smooth and successful dialogue.

Rex Tillerson said that the US stands ready to work with China to strengthen consultation, in a bid to well arrange the first US-China dialogue on diplomacy and security. The US looks forward to the positive results from the dialogue.

The two sides also exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula situation and other international and regional issues of common concern.

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