Biden's national security advisor meets Chinese FM
September 17, 2023 08:57 PM
Sullivan and Wang met in the Mediterranean island nation of Malta on Saturday and Sunday, the White House said.
"This meeting was part of ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication and responsibly manage the relationship," a statement said.
The White House said Sullivan and Wang "committed to maintain this strategic channel of communication and to pursue additional high-level engagement."
A Chinese government statement on the Malta meeting largely echoed the US version, saying "the two sides conducted candid, substantive and constructive strategic communication."
Wang brought up the issue of Taiwan -- a self-governing, democratic island that China claims but which also receives strong US support -- as a "red line that cannot be crossed in Sino-US relations."
"The United States noted the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," according to the White House readout.q