(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed with Director of
China's CCP Central Foreign Affairs Office Wang Yi on the phone on
Friday the incident with a high-altitude Chinese balloon over the
United States, trend reports citing tass .
'I spoke this morning with <... Wang Yi, to convey that,
in light of China's unacceptable action, I am postponing my plan to
travel this weekend to China,' Blinken said at a joint news
conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin at the US
Department of State.
'And <... I made clear that the presence of this
surveillance balloon in US airspace is a clear violation of US
sovereignty and international law. That it's an irresponsible act,
and that the PRC's decision to take this action on the eve of my
planned visit is detrimental to the substantive discussions that we
were prepared to have,' Blinken insisted.
Last November in Bali, US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader
Xi Jinping agreed for the US Secretary of State to visit Beijing to
follow up on the agenda the two heads of state had discussed at the
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