Premier Li Keqiang said that China hopes to see a dialogue between the two countries in various fields and at various levels.
The Chinese authorities look forward to continuing dialogue and contacts with the United States in various fields and at various levels. This was announced on Thursday at a press conference following the fourth session of the National People’s Congress (NPC, Parliament) of the 13th convocation by Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.
“China and the United States have differences. However, the main thing here [is] how these differences and disagreements are managed,” he said. “The people of China and the United States have the wisdom and ability to resolve this issue. We believe in dialogue and exchanges based on mutual respect and equality, and we hope to see a dialogue between our countries in various spheres and at various levels,”the head of government said.
Li Keqiang also noted that although it is impossible to resolve all the differences quickly, the exchange of views will help strengthen trust between the two sides.
Earlier, the US State Department said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Assistant to the US President for National Security Jake Sullivan would hold talks in Alaska on March 18 with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), head of the office of the CPC Central Committee Commission on Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi. On Thursday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry, ahead of the meeting, called on the United States to respect China’s sovereignty and development interests and stop interfering in its internal affairs.
On February 11, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joseph Biden held their first telephone conversation. They exchanged views on countering the coronavirus pandemic, common challenges to global health security, and discussed climate change and preventing the proliferation of weapons.