Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson’s Phone Call with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

February 21, 2017

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Today, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Secretary Tillerson and State Councilor Yang affirmed the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship. The two sides agreed on the need to address the threat that North Korea poses to regional stability. The Secretary and State Councilor also discussed economics and trade, and potential cooperation on counterterrorism, law enforcement and transnational crime.