Chinese FM, US Secretary of State hold phone conversations on Sino-US relations, the situation in Ukraine

Chinese FM, US Secretary of State hold phone conversations on Sino-US relations, the situation in Ukraine

China and the United States, as the world’s two largest economies and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, must take into account the fundamental interests of the peoples of both countries, follow the trend of global development, and reach critical consensus. Should be well implemented. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that between the two heads of state.

BEIJING, Jan 27 (Xinhua) – Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held phone conversations on Thursday on China-US relations and the current situation in Ukraine.

Wang said that at present the top priority for China and the United States is to implement the key consensus agreed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden during their video meeting in November last year.

During the video meeting, Wang recalled, Xi summarized the experiences and lessons of Sino-US exchanges over the past half-century, and emphasized on mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation. Put forth three principles, charting the course for the healthy. The development of China-US relations.

Biden responded positively by then, saying that the United States does not want a “new Cold War” with China, nor a change in China’s system, the revitalization of its alliances is not anti-China, and the country is “not anti-China”. Taiwan”. independence,” and has no intention of conflict and confrontation with China, sending a positive signal that differs from the previous US administration, the Chinese foreign minister said.

However, Wang said, what the world has seen is that there has been no significant change in the tone of US policy towards China and that Biden’s promises have not been fully fulfilled.

Wang said that the US side is still doing wrong words and actions related to China, which has dealt a new blow to bilateral relations.

Noting that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the “Shanghai Communion”, Wang said that China and the United States have no intention of replacing each other, it is a precondition for the normalization of bilateral relations, and that the two Peaceful coexistence between them must be guaranteed. two countries in the future

Competition between major countries is not a matter of a post-pandemic world that will pose new situations and challenges, nor will it solve the problems facing the United States and countries around the world, Wang said.

China and the United States, as the world’s two largest economies and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, must take into account the fundamental interests of the peoples of both countries, follow the trend of global development, and reach critical consensus. Should be well implemented. He said that between the two heads of state.

Wang said the two countries should have a good understanding of the general direction of bilateral relations, take concrete actions to meet commitments, expand the positive aspects of bilateral cooperation, and manage differences constructively.

He insisted that the pressure would only further unite the Chinese people and that confrontation would not prevent China from becoming stronger.

Currently, the US side’s top priority is to stop interfering in the Beijing Winter Olympics, stop playing with fire by playing the “Taiwan card” and stop forming all kinds of petty factions aimed at controlling and working against China. Is. ,

For his part, Blinken said it was important for both sides to maintain regular communication, emphasizing the position that US President Joe Biden detailed in the virtual meeting between the two heads of state has not changed.

Blinken said the United States and China have differences of interest as well, noting that the United States is prepared to manage differences responsibly.

America’s stance on the one-China policy remains unchanged, he said, and the United States would be happy for its athletes who participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics and extended Chinese New Year greetings to the Chinese people.

Blinken then explained the US position on issues including the Ukraine issue.

The Chinese foreign minister said that in order to defuse tensions in Ukraine, it is necessary to go back to the 2015 Minsk Agreements approved by the Security Council, which is a fundamental political document recognized by all parties and should be implemented in earnest.

China will support any effort that is in line with the direction and spirit of the agreements, he said, calling on all sides to remain calm and refrain from provoking tensions or escalating the crisis.

Wang stressed that the security of one country should not be at the expense of the security of others, and that regional security should not be guaranteed by consolidating or even expanding military blocs.

In the 21st century, all sides should completely abandon the Cold War mindset and build a balanced, effective and sustainable European security mechanism through dialogue, he said, taking Russia’s legitimate security concerns seriously. should be known and addressed.