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Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting


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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
March 11, 2009


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SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m very pleased to welcome Minister Yang here to the State Department. I had a very productive and really good visit when he hosted me, and it’s very positive that he could come so soon and we can continue our discussions. Welcome so much, Minister Yang.

FOREIGN MINISTER YANG: Thank you very much, Madame Secretary. I am very glad that the Chinese and the American foreign ministers could have an exchange of visits within just one month.

SECRETARY CLINTON: I am, too.

FOREIGN MINISTER YANG: And we are here to get prepared for our two heads of state meeting in London and to work together to push our relationship forward.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you.

FOREIGN MINISTER YANG: Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.




PRN: 2009/204

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