Mar 20, 2021 03:53 PM

U.S., China Need to Make ‘Ever More Intensive’ Efforts to Strengthen Ties, Kissinger Says

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Photo: Bloomberg
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Photo: Bloomberg

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that U.S. and China will need to make “ever more intensive efforts” to work together in a globalized world.

Kissinger spoke to the China Development Forum via a video that was recorded before this week’s U.S.-China diplomatic talks in Anchorage, Alaska.

In his remarks, Kissinger said he was hopeful that considerable progress would be made at the talks in Alaska. “But fundamentally, China and the United States are two great societies, with a different culture, and a different history, so we, of necessity, sometimes have a different view of practice as they arise,” he said.

“But at the same time, the modern technology, and the global communications, and the global economy require that the two societies begin ever more intensive efforts to work together,” he added. “Because the peace and prosperity of the world depend on an understanding between the two societies.”

Bloomberg contributed to this report.

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