US Secretary of State visits China to start out the diplomatic thaw

AA / Washington / Dilara Afıfı

Washington introduced Wednesday that its high diplomat, Anthony Blinken, will journey to China this weekend as a part of a go to, the second by a US secretary of state to Beijing in practically 5 years, to kick off the diplomatic thaw.

And the US State Division stated in an announcement that its chief official, Anthony Blinken, is visiting China and the UK, as a part of a tour that begins on June 16 and continues till the twenty-first of the identical month.

Based on the assertion, Blinken is predicted to take part in a global convention on Ukraine’s restoration within the British capital, London, on Friday, aimed toward mobilizing worldwide help from the private and non-private sectors to assist Kiev recuperate from the disaster. Russian aggression, earlier than going to Beijing.

Throughout his go to to London, Blinken is predicted to satisfy his British and Ukrainian counterparts, in addition to different companions and allies.

In China, the US Secretary of State is predicted to satisfy with senior Chinese language officers and focus on the significance of sustaining open traces of communication between Beijing and Washington with the intention to responsibly handle Sino-US relations.

The US diplomat added: “Blinken will even focus on international, regional and bilateral problems with widespread curiosity, in addition to potential cooperation on widespread transnational challenges.”

The US State Division assertion comes hours after a cellphone name between Blinken and his Chinese language counterpart Chen Gang, which Beijing stated was held at Washington’s request.

Earlier Wednesday, a Chinese language International Ministry spokesman careworn in a press convention “the significance of working to stop the deterioration of relations between Beijing and Washington.”

The go to of the highest US diplomatic official was postponed in February after a Chinese language “spy” balloon intruded into US airspace.

* Translated from Arabic by Magdy Ismail

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