Publish dateWednesday 14 June 2023 - 14:02
Story Code : 271743
China asked America not to interfere in its affairs
In a phone call with his American counterpart, the Chinese Foreign Minister asked the United States to stop interfering in Beijing's affairs and harming its security and interests.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, in a phone call today (Wednesday, June 14, 2023) with his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken, asked Washington to stop interfering in China's internal affairs and harming its interests.
This call is on the eve of Blinken's possible visit to China, which, if carried out, will be the first visit of the top US diplomat to this country in the last five years, and also the most high-profile visit by an official of the Biden administration, who has been at odds with Beijing on various issues since taking office. Espionage has been controversial as far as the semiconductor industry.
According to "Sputnik" news agency, the Chinese ambassador in Washington quoted the country's foreign minister as saying: The American side should show respect, stop interfering in China's internal affairs, harming China's sovereignty, security and development interests for the sake of competition.
He added: We hope that the American side will take real action to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries after the Bali meeting, as well as all the related commitments, and cooperate with the Chinese side to effectively resolve the differences.
This Chinese official also expressed hope that the United States will promote exchanges and cooperation, to ensure that the deterioration of relations between the two countries stops, and to help stabilize and return to the path of healthy and stable development.
In this conversation, the Chinese Foreign Minister explained to his American counterpart Beijing's position on Taiwan and other key issues.
According to Reuters, Blinken also emphasized the need for communication to avoid miscalculations and conflicts and said that Washington continues to raise areas of concern and possible cooperation with China.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has not yet announced the details of the US Secretary of State's visit to Beijing, but an American official said on Friday that Blinken will be in Beijing on June 18.
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