Tillerson assures China of U.S.' commitment to "One China" policy

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bonn [Germany], Feb. 18 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday assured Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi of Washington's stance to abide by the "One China" policy. While meeting on the sidelines of the foreign ministers meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) to exchange views on bilateral ties and issues of mutual concerns, Tillerson reiterated the U.S. stance to abide by the "One China" policy, which carries specific significance, not only to the bilateral relationship, but also to regional stability and development, reports Xinhua. Meanwhile, Wang said that China and the United States, both shouldering the responsibilities of securing world stability and enhancing global prosperity, had more common interests than disputes. He added that China is ready to work with the U.S. side to implement the consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump, and move bilateral relationship forward in the direction that features no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, Wang said. He said the two sides should increase communication, enhance trust, handle differences properly, and deepen cooperation in a bid to ensure greater development of bilateral relations during Trump's presidency, bring tangible interests to the two countries' peoples, and make more contributions to world peace and prosperity. The U.S. Secretary of State said the U.S. side looked forward to working with China to conduct high-level exchanges, facilitate understanding, and maintain, improve and consolidate mutual dialogue and cooperation mechanisms in all fields. (ANI)