Kerry, Chinese FM hold talks

TOKYO, Jan 27 (KUNA) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Beijing on Wednesday, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
During his opening remarks, Wang said China is willing to make an in-depth exchange of views with the US on all affairs of common concern so as to enhance mutual understanding, according to the report. “As two permanent members of the UN Security Council, the US and China, the largest developed country and the largest developing country, should work for consensus on a lot of issues,” Wang was quoted as telling Kerry.
He urged the two sides to further implement the important results of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the US in September to push forward China-US relations in the right way. He hopes Kerry’s visit will further enhance strategic mutual trust and eliminate doubts between the two countries so as to lay a good foundation for bilateral ties in 2016, said Wang. Kerry arrived in Beijing late Tuesday for a two-day visit.
In his opening remarks, Kerry said that China and the US have been able to find a level of new cooperation with respect to a number of issues, including the Iranian nuclear issue, climate change, Afghanistan and Ebola.
“The US and China have several important issues that they need to move forward on,” Kerry added, including North Korea’s nuclear program and the South China Sea affair. Xinhua has not revealed details about the talks. Before his China tour, Kerry visited Laos and Cambodia. (end) mk.gta