Yesterday, the White House revealed that US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese Foreign Affairs Officer Wang Yi met in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
The White House added, in a statement posted on its website, that Washington and Beijing have resumed their high-level diplomatic contacts, after tensions escalated between the two countries since the Chinese balloon issue last February.
Sullivan, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, met Wang Yi in Vienna on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the same statement.
“The two sides held candid, substantive and constructive talks on major issues in bilateral relations, the war in Ukraine, global and regional security issues, and cross-strait issues,” the statement said, referring to Taiwan.
This meeting was part of the ongoing effort; To maintain open lines of communication and responsibly manage competition between the two countries, according to the same statement.
He stated that “the two sides agreed to maintain the important strategic communication channel to advance these goals, by building on the participation between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the island of Bali, Indonesia, in November 2022.”
Earlier today, the Chinese agency, Xinhua, confirmed that “the talks between Wang and Sullivan on bilateral relations (between the two countries) were frank and in-depth.”