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December 6, 2023

 

 

 

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with PRC Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The Secretary discussed his recent travel in the Middle East and U.S. diplomatic efforts in the region. The Secretary reiterated the imperative of all parties working to prevent the conflict from spreading. The Secretary underscored that the recent Houthi attacks against commercial vessels in the Red Sea pose an unacceptable threat to maritime security and international law that all nations have an obligation to uphold.

The two sides emphasized the importance of building upon the progress made on key issues in the Summit between President Biden and President Xi last month in Woodside, California.