Beijing, Jul 22 (EFE) .- The US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, will visit the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin on July 25 and 26 and will meet with senior Chinese diplomats, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Asian country.
In a statement published last night on its website, the Foreign Ministry detailed that Sherman will meet with the person in charge of relations between the United States and China of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xie Feng, and later, he will meet with the head of Chinese diplomacy, Wang Yi.
According to the source, China will make clear to the United States its “principles on developing relations” between the two countries, show “a firm attitude to protect its sovereignty” and demand that the United States “stop meddling in China’s internal affairs. “.
The US State Department had already confirmed on its website on Wednesday the visit, which aims, according to the statement, “to hold sincere talks” with China and “responsibly manage” the relationship between the two powers.
The meeting between Sherman and Xie will be the first in person between top-level emissaries from the US and China after the summit held last March in Alaska, in which US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Chief of Affairs Foreign Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi held a tense discussion.
This week, the two countries exchanged accusations of supporting and directing cyberattacks globally.
Relations between Beijing and Washington began to deteriorate in 2018, when former President Donald Trump started a trade war with China that later spread to fields such as technology and diplomatic.
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