Top U.S., Chinese Diplomats Meet to Discuss Relationship

By Yeganeh Torbati White House Reuters

(AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi discussed improving and maintaining a "mutually beneficial economic relationship" between the United States and China, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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Tillerson and Yang, China's top diplomat, also affirmed the importance of "regular high-level engagement" between the two countries during their meeting in Washington, and discussed North Korea's nuclear program, the State Department said in a statement.

Yang's visit to the United States follows a phone call between him and Tillerson last week, during which the two affirmed the importance of a constructive U.S.-China relationship.

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