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Immediate Release

U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to be held June 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense announced today that the inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) will be held in Washington, D.C. June 21.
 
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will host Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Gen. Fang Fenghui, Chief of the People's Liberation Army's Joint Staff Department, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the D&SD.
 
This new, high-level framework for negotiations was launched by President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago April 7, to expand areas of cooperation while narrowing differences on key diplomatic and security issues.