Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit Bangladesh, Mongolia
BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi will visit Bangladesh and Mongolia from Aug. 6 to 8, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a press release. “At the invitation of Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Mongolian Foreign Minister Battsetseg Batmunkh, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit the two countries from August 6 to 8,” it said. a Chinese Foreign Ministry press release quoting the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Spokesperson Hua Chunying.
“At the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, and Narayan Khadka, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, will visit China from 8 to August 10,” he added. . The visit comes after the recent visit to Taiwan by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which heightened tensions in the region.
China has conducted the largest-ever military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, including launching live missiles that it claims are part of its sovereign territory. Wang Yi on Friday warned Washington not to act recklessly and avoid creating a bigger crisis by making another visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.
Speaking at the 55th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Wang said, “The United States has no right to redo the mistake of allowing another visit by the Speaker of the United States House to Taiwan.” “Speaker Pelosi of the United States House Representatives ignored China’s strong opposition and our repeated communications,” Wang said. Defending China’s strong actions in the region, Wang said, “it is natural for the Chinese side to show our strong opposition.”
“In fact, it was by virtue of the U.S. government’s brazen decision to allow Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. This trip seriously affected China’s sovereignty, seriously interfered in our internal affairs, violated the promise the United States made to China and hurt relations across the Taiwan Strait,” Wang said. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Chinese military exercises around Taiwan in response to Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island were a disproportionate, unwarranted and provocative escalation.
“There is no justification for this extreme, disproportionate and escalating military response,” Blinken told a news conference on the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting. Blinken did not meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at the regional summit amid the tense situation. “Disputes between the mainland and Taiwan should be resolved peacefully. Not coercively or by force, so it is incumbent on China to continue to resolve these disputes peacefully,” Blinken said after Friday’s Asia summit. from the east.
Reacting to Blinken’s statements, Wang, in a briefing after the conclusion of various ASEAN meetings in the Cambodian capital, warned the United States not to act recklessly in order to create a deeper crisis. Wang said the United States had “spread misinformation”. He said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had not spoken honestly so he had to “clear the air”. “I heard that US Secretary of State Blinken held his press conference and spread fake news without speaking honestly. . So it is all the more important for me to clarify things and state the facts said Wang.