January 28, local time, the new Secretary of State of the United States, Blinken, talked to the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Borelli.
According to the call minutes released on the website of the U.S. State Department, the call once again refers to “China”.
Blinken talked to the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the Philippines on the 27th, all of which also mentioned “China”.
According to a spokesman statement released on the website of the U.S. State Department of State, Brencoln and Borelli discussed on the 28th how to “restore, revitalize and improve the ambition of the relationship between the United States and the European Union” and “emphasized the cooperation between the United States and its member states to address common challenges, including COVID-19, climate change, etc. Strengthen economic cooperation.
U.S. State Department Statement on Blinken and Borelli’s Call
The statement also mentioned in particular that Blinken and Borelli also agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation between the United States and the European Union on issues related to China.
In a statement on the call, the European Union said, “They (Blinken and Borelli) discussed the importance of restoring the strategic partnership between Europe and the United States to jointly meet urgent global challenges.”
“The High Representative and Secretary Blinken agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism and a rules-based global system,” the statement said, which also discussed a range of foreign and security policy priorities and challenges.
However, it is worth noting that this EU statement does not specifically mention China.
It is worth mentioning that Blinken talked with the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the Philippines on the 27th.
According to the call minutes released on the website of the U.S. State Department, all three calls refer to “China”. Since taking office, Biden administration officials have repeatedly mentioned China in their phone calls with foreign leaders.
Regarding the future development of Sino-US relations, Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on January
26 that “We hope that the new U.S. government can learn the lessons of the Trump administration’s wrong policy towards China, look at China-US and Sino-US relations objectively and rationally, adopt an active and constructive policy towards China, and move towards China.
Focus on cooperation, control differences, and promote Sino-US relations back to the correct track of healthy and stable development.