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Yang Jiechi Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US

On September 30, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US.

Yang Jiechi pointed out that the current China-US relations enjoy sound development momentum. President Xi Jinping has maintained close exchanges with President Donald Trump, playing a strategic leading role in the development of China-US relations in the new period. Both China and the US believed that healthy, stable and developing bilateral relations are extremely important to the two countries and the world. China is willing to work with the US to earnestly implement important consensus reached by the two heads of state, respect each other, share mutual benefit, focus on cooperation, and control differences, in a bid to promote bilateral relations to continuously move forward along the correct direction.

Yang Jiechi stated that at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to China within this year, and this is a matter of primary importance in the next period. It is hoped that the two sides to enhance communication and coordination, and well make all kinds of preparatory works to ensure the visit a fruitful and historical one. To this end, both sides need to strengthen communication at high and all levels, jointly accomplish follow-up works of the first diplomatic and security dialogue, comprehensive economic dialogue and social and people-to-people and cultural dialogue, make the first law enforcement and cyber-security dialogue a success, promote communication and cooperation in various fields such as economy, trade, militaries, law enforcement, justice, people-to-people and cultural and local exchanges, properly solve sensitive issues and increase communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, so as to safeguard and enhance the positive development momentum of China-US relations.

Rex Tillerson expressed that since the meetings at Mar-a-Lago between the two heads of state, the US-China relations have achieved positive progress and relevant high-level mechanism dialogues have yielded sound results. President Donald Trump fairly looks forward to the state visit to China within this year. The US is willing to, together with China, meet each other halfway, deepen practical cooperation in various fields and enhance communication and coordination in international and regional issues, in a bid to ensure President Donald Trump's visit to China a success and inject new impetus into the development of bilateral relations in the next period.

Both sides also exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula situation and other issues of common concern.

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