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Wang Yi Meets with Secretary of State John Kerry of US

2016/02/13

On February 12, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Munich with Secretary of State John Kerry of the US.

Wang Yi expressed that lately President Xi Jinping held phone talks as requested with President Barack Obama and put forward important guiding opinions regarding China-US relations in the next stage. It is hoped that both sides will make joint efforts to earnestly implement consensus reached by the two heads of state and ensure the healthy and stable development of China-US relations.

Wang Yi further exchanged views with John Kerry with the focus on the Korean Peninsula situation. Wang Yi stated that the DPRK's recent nuclear test and launching of satellite with ballistic missile technology are in continuous violations of relevant UN resolutions and cause severe impacts to the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. Therefore, both China and the US agreed to accelerate discussion process in the UN Security Council and achieve a new resolution as soon as possible to take powerful and effective measures to restrain the DPRK from further developing its nuclear and ballistic missile projects. Meanwhile, the Chinese side reaffirms that sanctions are not the end. Our common goal is still to bring the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue back to the right track of dialogues and negotiations, which fully serves the interests of every side including China and the US. John Kerry agreed with that.

Wang Yi also expressed China's opposition to the US's possible deployment of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system in the Republic of Korea (ROK), requesting that the US side should act prudently, and should not take advantage of current situation to jeopardize China's security interests or increase new complexities to the peace and stability of the region.

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