READOUTOFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 13, 2023
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and PRC Director of the CCP Central Foreign Affairs Office Wang Yi met in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 13, 2023.
The meeting was part of ongoing efforts to maintain open channels of communication to clarify U.S. interests across a wide range of issues and to responsibly manage competition by reducing the risk of misperception and miscalculation. This is what the world expects of the United States and the PRC.
The Secretary and Director Wang had candid and constructive discussions on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including on areas of difference and potential areas of cooperation. The Secretary emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
The Secretary used the meeting to advance U.S. interests and values, to directly raise concerns shared by the United States and allies and partners regarding PRC actions, and advocate for progress on transnational challenges that affect people in the United States, the PRC, and around the world.
He made clear that the United States, together with our allies and partners, will advance our vision for a free, open, and rules-based international order. The two sides agreed to maintain open channels of communication in the weeks and months ahead.