Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser at the White House, spoke in an interview at the Washington, DC Economic Club in Washington, DC, USA, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
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Washington — National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with China’s chief diplomat Yang Jiechi on Monday to discuss various security challenges facing the country’s bilateral relations. Russian war in Ukraine A series of ballistic missile tests in North Korea.
A senior government official described the meeting in Luxembourg as “frank, deep, substantive and productive.”
Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the meeting lasted almost five hours, followed by a May call between Sullivan and Yang. The two met in person in Rome on March 14, and later said, “Intense discussions for at least 7 hours..
The conference will be held as the United States pressures the world’s second-largest economy not to help Moscow slow down global sanctions for the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. In the weeks following Russia’s invasion of its former Soviet neighbors, Washington and its allies impose a round of coordinated sanctions to attack Russia across Iran and North Korea as the most sanctioned countries in the world. did.
Sullivan also expressed concern about China’s recent veto against a US resolution at the UN Security Council, which would impose new sanctions on North Korea following numerous recent ballistic missile tests.
“Jake [Sullivan] This has made it very clear that this is an area where we believe the United States and China should be able to work together. ”
The meeting took place a few days after Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe during the Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore. During the meeting, Austin warned Beijing about its positive actions against Taiwan.
Last month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken described China as “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order,” despite the world wrestling with Russia’s war in Ukraine.
“China is the only country with both the intent to rebuild the international order and the economic, diplomatic, military and technological capabilities to do so,” Blinken said. May 26 Speech at George Washington University..
“Beijing’s vision will keep us away from the universal values that have underpinned much of the world’s progress over the last 75 years,” Blinken said.
Officials said both Washington and Beijing agreed to future talks during the meeting, but refused to provide specific details.