Belgrade : The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry said Washington maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support the independence of Tibet.
During a telephonic conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday, Kerry said the U.S. policy on the Tibet issue remains unchanged, reports Xinhua.
Wang on his part, reiterated China’s principled position on the issue of Tibet, urging the U.S. side to refrain from interfering in China’s domestic affairs and take practical actions to safeguard the overall China-U.S. relations.
This development comes in the wake of U.S President Barack Obama’s meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama, whom Beijing considers a political exile, engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the guise of religion.
Both Kerry and Wang hailed the success of the recent U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues and the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, which were held in Beijing earlier this month.
Kerry added, that the United States stands ready to further push forward U.S.-China relations.
Wang also mentioned that the recent dialogue has sent clear signals that both sides are committed to building a new type of ‘major-country relationship’. (ANI)