White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Malta this weekend, Beijing and Washington said on Sunday, as the world’s two largest economies seek to stabilize troubled relations.
The two sides held “sincere, substantive and constructive” talks during several meetings held on September 16 and 17, according to separate statements Sunday from the White House and China’s Foreign Ministry.
Mr Sullivan’s meeting with Mr Wang was the latest in a series of high-level discussions between US and Chinese officials that could lay the groundwork for a meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping later this year.
Mr Sullivan last met with top diplomat Wang in Vienna in May.
China’s Foreign Ministry said the two sides agreed to continue high-level contacts and hold bilateral talks on Asia-Pacific affairs, maritime affairs and foreign policy.
The White House added that both sides “were committed to continuing this strategic channel of communication and to continued engagement and additional high-level talks in key areas in the coming months”./ VOA
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