Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting

10/08/2018 09:42 AM EDT


Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State

Diaoyutai, Beijing

October 8, 2018

SECRETARY POMPEO: Director Yang, it’s good to see you. Thank you for hosting me today. I appreciate it. I look forward to a good conversation. As you said, there are many issues, places where we have disagreements, and it is worthy and important that we listen to each other and work through them to find constructive solutions so that we can get a good outcome for the two of our countries.

I’m pleased to share with you the work that I did this past couple of days on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but I look forward to talking about the broad range of issues that impact our two countries and the people of our two nations, and I look forward to a good, candid, constructive conversation with you today.

Thank you very much, Director Yang.