The US and China discussed the issue of the Korean Peninsula

© AP PhotoКарта the Korean Peninsula in the hall of the Observatory of South Korea. Archival photoThe US and China discussed the issue of the Korean Peninsula© AP Photo

State councillor Yang Jiechi, who oversees international issues, discussed in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson bilateral relations and the problem of the Korean Peninsula, informs television channel CCTV.

It is noted that the conversation took place on the initiative of the American side.

Yang said that after the meeting of the heads of the two countries, relations between China and the United States there have been positive shifts.

According to him, the parties must maintain the practice of high-level meetings in order to promote economic development. He added the two countries should expand pragmatic cooperation in various fields, strengthen bilateral communication and coordination on major international and regional issues.

The parties also discussed the preparation of the first round of Sino-us dialogue on international security. Yang Jiechi said that China is ready to work closely with US in preparing the first round of this dialogue to ensure its success.

Tillerson, in turn, noted that the US is ready to intensify consultations with the Chinese side to carry out good preparation of the first round of Sino-us dialogue on international security. He also stressed that Washington hopes that the parties can achieve positive results.

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