Washington: The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, would meet his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in Washington later this week to discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues including Syria and North Korea.
"While this meeting has been planned for some time, we do expect the Secretary and Foreign Minister to discuss current issues such as the DPRK and Syria," US State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters at her daily news conference.
This is a bilateral meeting and working lunch as part of US-China regular consultations on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, she said.
The Kerry-Wang meet comes in the immediate aftermath of the public diplomacy unleashed by the Secretary of State and his just concluded meetings with his Russia, French and British counterparts on the Syrian issues.
The visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister comes ahead of the next week`s Washington visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, on September 27.
Singh is scheduled to meet the US President, Barack Obama at the White House.