WASHINGTON: White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan met with Chinese language Overseas Minister Wang Yi in Malta this weekend, Beijing and Washington mentioned on Sunday (Sep 17), because the world’s two largest economies search to stabilize troubled relations.
Each side held “candid, substantive and constructive” talks throughout a number of conferences held Sep 16-17, in line with separate statements from the White Home and the Chinese language overseas ministry printed Sunday.
Sullivan’s assembly with Wang was the newest in a sequence of high-level discussions between US and Chinese language officers that might lay the groundwork for a gathering of US President Joe Biden and Chinese language President Xi Jinping later this 12 months.
Sullivan final met Wang in Vienna in Could.
China’s overseas ministry mentioned either side agreed to keep up high-level exchanges and maintain bilateral consultations on Asia-Pacific affairs, maritime affairs and overseas coverage.
The White Home added that either side “dedicated to keep up this strategic channel of communication and to pursue extra high-level engagement and consultations in key areas … within the coming months”.
Washington mentioned Sullivan “famous the significance of peace and stability throughout the Taiwan Strait”, whereas Wang cautioned the USA that the Taiwan subject is the “first insurmountable pink line of Sino-US relations”, in line with the Chinese language overseas ministry assertion.
Biden this month expressed disappointment that Xi skipped a summit of Group of 20 leaders in India, however mentioned he would “get to see him”. The following seemingly alternative for Biden to carry talks with Xi is an Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco in November.
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have travelled to China this 12 months to make sure continued communication between the 2 international locations amid tensions that flared after the US navy shot down a Chinese language surveillance balloon that travelled over the USA.
Biden and Xi final met in 2022 on the sidelines of a G20 summit on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.