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State Dept says Blinken visit to China tentatively planned for early next year


Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a meeting with Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Aziz oglu Bayramov, and Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan at Blair House, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Washington. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

The United States will work with its Chinese counterparts to schedule U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit tentatively planned for early next year, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

Following his first face-t-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. President Joe Biden said Blinken will travel to China to follow-up on discussions.