April 13, 2013
Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged China and the United States to interact positively in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Chinese and U.S. efforts to build new relations should start from the Asia-Pacific region, where the two countries have the most converging interests and interact most frequently,” Wang said in talks held with visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Wang called on both sides to step up dialogue and cooperation, flesh out a new type of relations between big countries and translate their leaders’ agreements into tangible actions, so as to assure the two peoples and the countries in the region.
Wang urged both countries to send positive signals to the region and discourage attempts to cause trouble between the two.
President Xi Jinping also met with Kerry on Saturday. Kerry is on his first visit to China since taking office in February.
China is the second leg of Kerry’s four-day east Asia tour, which has also taken him to the Republic of Korea. He will fly to Japan on Sunday.