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Washington [US]April 23 (ANI): US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman meets Secretary-General Stefano Sannino, European External Action Service in Brussels to hold the third high-level meeting of the US-EU dialogue on China.
“Together, they exchanged views on their respective bilateral relations with China. In particular, they conducted an in-depth discussion on their recent engagement with China on Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine,” the US State Department said in a press release after meeting between the two sides. April 21 and April 22.
They stressed that they would continue to urge China not to circumvent or undermine sanctions against Russia and not to provide any kind of support for Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and reaffirmed that such support would have consequences for our respective relations with China.
They also expressed concern over China’s repeated information manipulation, including reinforcing Russia’s disinformation regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In Taiwan, they stressed the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait for regional and global security and prosperity. They expressed their support for a peaceful solution to issues across the Sound and discouraged any action that undermined the status quo.
US Secretary of State Sherman and Secretary-General Sannino also discussed China’s positions and activities in multilateral fora, noting that US and EU goals will continue to focus directly on upholding international law and principles, maintaining the centrality of the UN Charter and respecting people. rights.
They expressed particular concern and opposition to recent incidents of economic coercion on the part of China, reaffirming their solidarity with those they targeted and stressing the importance of international co-operation in dealing with growing cases of economic coercion.
They also reviewed the outcome of exchanges of senior officials and expert level on multilateralism, human rights and engagement with China.
They also condemned the situation in Xinjiang, in particular the existence of a large network of “political re-education” camps, widespread surveillance, systemic restrictions on religious or religious freedom against Uighurs and other minorities, and the use of coercion. . labor. (ANI)