Remarks With Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Before Their Meeting

Remarks
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
September 28, 2017


QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, what more can China do to address North Korea?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: We’ll talk about that on my visit.

I want to welcome Vice Premier Liu to the State Department. Pleased to have her with us today. And I’m pleased to have Secretary DeVos who will be deeply involved in the social and people-to-people dialogue that we’ll be having today. So welcome to both of them.

Thank you.

QUESTION: Secretary Tillerson – Secretary Tillerson, what are your priorities for your trip to Beijing?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: We’re going to --

QUESTION: What’s your number-one priority?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: We have preparation for President Trump’s important visit, so we want to talk about the agenda for that visit. And then we’ll continue our discussions on a number of other issues that are important, and certainly North Korea will be on the table for discussion.

QUESTION: Sir, (inaudible)?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you.