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    US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to Be Held June 21

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    The State Department said Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will welcome senior Chinese officials to Washington next week for the first US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will welcome senior Chinese officials to Washington next week for the first US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, the State Department said on Thursday.

    "The US Department of State and the US Department of Defense today announced that the inaugural US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) will be held in Washington, D.C. June 21, 2017," the State Department said in a statement.

    Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, Chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Staff Department will attend the talks.

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