Yangguangwang Beijing February 14th Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with US Secretary of State Kerry on the 14th.
Wang Yi welcomes Kerry’s visit to China during the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival. Wang Yi said that the Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year, symbolizing the resignation of the old and the new. I hope that this visit by the Secretary of State will give a good start to this year’s Sino-US relations.
Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping had a historic meeting with President Obama at Annaberg Manor. The two heads of state decided to build a new type of power relationship between China and the United States, which pointed out the direction for the long-term development of bilateral relations. Just now, President Xi Jinping has already put forward important guiding opinions on the development of Sino-US relations this year when he met with the Secretary of State. China is willing to work together with the US to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, respect and take care of each other’s core interests and major concerns, strengthen dialogue and exchanges at the high level and at all levels, and expand various fields. Pragmatic cooperation, properly handle differences and contradictions, and implement the principle of a new type of big power relations that does not conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, cooperation and win-win, and continuously accumulate and release the positive energy of Sino-US relations. We will push China-US relations to move forward in the right direction and better serve the people of the two countries and the people of the world.
Kerry said that he is very happy to visit China during the Chinese New Year. I have just had the honor to meet with President Xi Jinping. The meeting was very positive and constructive. The United States looks forward to strengthening communication and cooperation with China in the new year and jointly promoting new progress in the building of a new type of US-China relationship.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang