The United States and Chinese authorities have expressed their intention to seek ways to cooperate on critical issues. This statement was made by the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a press conference in New York. Blinken mentioned that over the past five days, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, he has consulted with representatives of “more than 90 countries, in both bilateral and multilateral meetings.”
Photo: “United States Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken in Abuja, Nigeria” by US Embassy Nigeria is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.
He stressed that these discussions included frank and constructive negotiations with the Vice President of China Han Zheng, demonstrating a commitment to continue to explore opportunities for collaboration on issues where success requires joint efforts. Blinken further stressed that both Washington and Beijing will deal responsibly with their competitors.
On September 18, Blinken mentioned that his meeting with Han Zheng underscored the importance of maintaining communication channels between the two countries and approaching bilateral relations responsibly. He also noted that the United States views in-person diplomatic meetings as the best means to resolve differences and identify potential areas for cooperation.
In response, Han Zheng acknowledged that the US-China relationship faces various challenges and problems, and solving them requires sincerity, joint efforts and focus on common goals on both sides.