The US Secretary of State criticized China's coercive behavior in the East Sea 0

The US Secretary of State criticized China's coercive behavior in the East Sea 0

(Dan Tri) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China's `coercive` behavior in the East Sea when he arrived in Thailand to attend a meeting with ASEAN foreign ministers.

(Dan Tri) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China’s `coercive` behavior in the East Sea when he arrived in Thailand to attend a meeting with ASEAN foreign ministers.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a photo with ASEAN foreign ministers at the conference in Thailand on August 1.

According to Reuters, Secretary of State Pompeo on August 1 mentioned the East Sea issue when he attended a meeting within the framework of the ASEAN foreign ministers’ conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Secretary of State Pompeo urged America’s allies in the region to `maintain sanctions to promote diplomacy with North Korea, and speak out against China’s coercive behavior in the East Sea.`

In addition to the East Sea issue, Secretary of State Pompeo also criticized China’s hydroelectric dam construction projects on the upper Mekong River.

However, Mr. Pompeo said that both the US and China want to improve the deteriorating relationship between the two countries, related to issues from the trade war and US sanctions on telecommunications corporations.

“We are still working with them on many fronts.

“Do not ask Southeast Asia to choose America or China”

The US Secretary of State criticized China's coercive behavior in the East Sea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Thailand on August 1.

Speaking in Bangkok yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed that Washington does not require Southeast Asian countries to choose between the US or China in the context of tensions between the world’s two largest economies continuously escalating.

“Look, we have never asked any Indo-Pacific country to choose the US or China,” Reuters quoted Secretary of State Pompeo as saying at a meeting with foreign ministers of ASEAN countries in Thailand.

“For decades, America’s diplomatic relations with ASEAN have always been guided by the desire for cooperation, by our respect for each nation’s sovereignty and our shared commitment to

“Our involvement in this region is not and will not be a “win-lose” situation.

The US Secretary of State also had a sideline meeting yesterday with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the meeting with Secretary Pompeo as a `deep` exchange that `helped strengthen mutual understanding.`

“There are many different issues between China and the US.

Previously, Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated on July 31 that `countries outside the region should not deliberately amplify differences or disputes from the past`, taking advantage of them to `cause distrust between China and China`.

On July 31, ASEAN foreign ministers also issued a joint statement.

The statement said “a number of ministers have expressed concern about land reclamation, activities and serious incidents in the area that have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in the context of the East Sea situation with many complicated developments.

Previously, on July 20, the US State Department expressed concern over reports of China’s interference in oil and gas-related activities in the region, including exploration and exploitation activities.

Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel also issued a statement on July 26, criticizing China’s recent aggressive actions in the East Sea as a worrying example of a so-called cold-blooded nation.

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