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Remarks Before His Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Beijing, China
March 18, 2017

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you very much for Mr. Wang for welcoming me to Beijing. It is a delight to be here and to have the opportunity to continue our discussions which, as you noted, began in Bonn. U.S.-China relationship has now over 40 years ago with the historic opening between the U.S. and China, and through that period, it has been a very positive relationship built on non-confrontation, no conflict, mutual respect, and always searching for win-win solutions. We look forward to building upon the important and lengthy telephone discussion that occurred between President Trump and President Xi, and we know that there will be many opportunities for us to explore areas of mutual interest but also to address areas of differences between our two countries. And I know there will be a spirit of cooperation in these discussions that you and I will have and in the discussions that I hope to come between our two leaders, and I look forward to this conversation today to explore further those areas. And again, thank you for welcoming me.

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