U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2017
U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to Be Held June 21, 2017
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense today announced that the inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) will be held in Washington, D.C. June 21, 2017.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will host Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, Chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Staff Department, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the D&SD.
This new, high-level framework for negotiations was launched by President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago April 7, 2017, to expand areas of cooperation while narrowing differences on key diplomatic and security issues.
A Notice to the Press with information on times, press events, and other logistical details will follow.