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Vice President Mike Pence of the US Meets with Wang Yi

On September 20, 2017 local time, Vice President Mike Pence of the US met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Mike Pence expressed that the US and China enjoy tremendous cooperative potential in broad areas and both sides should constantly promote practical cooperation for positive progress. President Donald Trump cherishes his sound relationship with President Xi Jinping and expects to pay a state visit to China. It is hoped that the two countries could make concerted efforts to push forward the visit for fruitful outcomes, so as to lay a solid foundation for US-China relations in the future.

Wang Yi expressed that maintaining healthy and stable development of China-US relations is in line with the common interests of the two peoples and also the shared aspiration of the international community. President Xi Jinping has conducted intensive exchanges with President Donald Trump since the new US government took office, which leads the smooth transition of China-US relations and opens a sound beginning from a new starting point. In the next stage, both sides should well make various preparations for President Donald Trump's visit to China within this year to guarantee the visit a success, which will not only achieve more specific and tangible outcomes, but also showcase development prospect in the future, as well as inject fresh impetus into bilateral relations.

Both sides also exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, unanimously agreeing that China and the US share important consensus on realizing the denuclearization of the Peninsula and safeguarding the international non-proliferation regime. Both sides should enhance communication to this end. China reiterated that the peaceful settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is the common aspiration of the international community.

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