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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ meetings in Beijing, China

The Secretary met with President Xi Jinping of China, Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, and Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe.

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: 

On June 27, 2018, in separate meetings in Beijing, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, and Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe.  

Secretary Mattis reaffirmed the importance of strategic transparency in the U.S.-China defense relationship.  The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues and reaffirmed the importance of the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.