US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi voiced hopes of working collectively as they opened uncommon talks Saturday in Indonesia.
“In a relationship as complex and consequential as the one between the United States and China, there is a lot to talk about,” Blinken stated as he and Wang posed earlier than US and Chinese flags at a resort lodge on the island of Bali.
“We very much look forward to a productive and constructive conversation,” Blinken stated.
Wang stated that President Xi Jinping believed in cooperation in addition to “mutual respect” between the world’s two largest financial powers.
“China and the United States are two major countries, so it is necessary for the two countries to maintain normal exchanges,” Wang stated.
“At the same time, we do need to work together to ensure that this relationship will continue to move forward along the right track,” he stated.
The assembly between the 2, who had been on the palm-fringed island for Group of 20 talks, is their first since October.
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