U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
October 8, 2018
Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Beijing, China
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
On October 8, Secretary of State Pompeo met separately with Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. They discussed the overall state of the bilateral relationship.
The two sides affirmed the importance of a constructive, results-oriented bilateral relationship. The Secretary directly addressed areas where the United States and China do not agree, including on the South China Sea and human rights. He also emphasized the importance of maintaining cross-Strait peace and stability. The two sides reaffirmed their shared resolve to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, as agreed to by Chairman Kim in Singapore. The United States and China remain unified on our pressure campaign, and are committed to a bright future for the DPRK if Pyongyang denuclearizes quickly.