US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken says that during the meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi did not apologize for the Chinese balloon.
The foreign ministers of the United States and China met at the Munich Security Conference.
According to the foreign news agency, the US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have discussed issues of mutual interest.
US and Chinese foreign ministers meet in Munich
This is the first public contact between the US and China since the Chinese balloon was destroyed in the US airspace.
According to media reports, the situation arising from the war between Russia and Ukraine was also discussed in the meeting.
In an interview with the American media after the meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Antony Blanken said that there is information that China can provide Russia with lethal war aid. The United States is concerned that China can provide material support to Russia in the Ukraine war. .
He further said that during the meeting with Wang Yi, there was no discussion regarding the rescheduling of the visit to China.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken also says that the US is not overreacting to the downing of the Chinese balloon.
No more airspace violations, America
On the other hand, the spokesperson of the US State Department says that Blanken made it clear that the violation of the US airspace by the Chinese balloon should not happen again.
The spokesman said Blanken had warned that there would be severe consequences if China provided material support to Russia in the Ukraine war.
A spokesman for the US State Department said that Blanken made it clear to his Chinese counterpart that there has been no change in the US’s One China policy.
According to the spokesperson of the US State Department, Blanken reiterated the words of the US President that Washington does not want a new Cold War.
The reaction of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has expressed its reaction to the meeting between the Chinese and American foreign ministers and said that Wang Yi said that the United States should repair the damage caused to the relationship between China and the United States, which was damaged by the indiscriminate use of force.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry also says that Wang Yi made it clear to Blankenship that Washington should change its approach on the balloon incident.