|Wang Yi Meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry|
On January 22, 2014, Foreign Minster Wang Yi met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Montreux, Switzerland.
Wang Yi said, this year there will be a series of important meetings and exchange of visits between China and the US. Hope the two sides will join the efforts to maintain the positive momentum of bilateral high-level strategic communications, to deepen practical cooperation in various fields, to properly handle differences and sensitive issues, to promote the new model of major-country relationship between China and the US for a smooth and substantial development, and to make positive contributions to the peace and stability in the region and the world. As Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, China and the US should continue to strengthen coordination, trying hard to promote a political settlement of the Syrian issue, and strive to maintain peace and stability in the Middle East.
John Kerry agreed with the ideas and way of thinking from the Chinese side on developing the US-China relations. He said that the US side appreciates China for its positive and conducive efforts in promoting the talks on Iranian nuclear issue and the political settlement of the Syrian issue and others. The two sides should continue to strengthen communications and consultations in major regional hot spot issues, and to enrich the contents of the new model of major-country relationship between the US and China.
The two sides also exchanged views on China-Japan relations, the Korean Peninsula situation, and other issues.