Chinese FM, U.S. secretary of state hold phone talks
Updated 14:26, 02-Jan-2023

Newly appointed Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday had a phone conversation on relations between the two nations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

According to a statement released on its official website, the ministry said Qin bid farewell to Blinken and recalled his frank, in-depth and constructive meetings with Blinken during his tenure as Chinese ambassador to the U.S.

Qin told Blinken that he looked forward to maintaining a close working relationship with the U.S. secretary of state and promoting the improvement of China-U.S. relations.

The two sides also exchanged New Year's greetings during the call, the statement read.

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