October 3, 2023
US, China reach 'consensus' but war in Ukraine and situation in Taiwan remain concerned - News

US, China reach ‘consensus’ but war in Ukraine and situation in Taiwan remain concerned – News

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his US counterpart Anthony Blinken reached a “consensus” on Saturday to improve relations between the two countries during the G20 meeting. The information was provided by the Chinese government at a time when the powers were seeking to lower tensions.

“The two parties, on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit, have reached consensus of the China-US joint working group to achieve more results,” the Chinese ministry said after the meeting.

For his part, the US Secretary of State stressed that the talks with the Chinese chancellor were “useful, frank and constructive.” However, he expressed “concern” about the situation in Taiwan.

“Given the complexity of our relations, I can confidently say that our delegations found today’s discussions useful, frank and constructive. [sábado]Blinken said 5 hours after meeting with Wang, the day after the G20 heads of state meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

“I have expressed the United States’ deep concern about Beijing’s increasingly provocative rhetoric and activities regarding Taiwan and the vital importance of maintaining peace and stability in the Asian country,” Blinken added.

Tensions between China and the United States around the island have increased due to increased Chinese air strikes on Taiwan’s defense zone, which Beijing considers its own province and is determined to retake that area one day – even if by force if necessary. .

Invasion of Ukraine

Blinken also said he had asked his Chinese counterpart to distance himself from Moscow, as well as condemn Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine.

“It is really time that we all stand up, as the G20 nations have repeatedly done, to condemn the aggression and demand, among other things, that Russia allow access to prohibited foodstuffs in Ukraine,” the State Department said. Minister.

The minister said he did not notice “any sign” of Russia’s cooperation at the meeting.

On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov missed several sessions with his counterparts from the G20 (a group of the world’s largest industrial and emerging powers) after receiving a barrage of criticism for the invasion of Ukraine.