MADRID, 6 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday that Washington is determined to reduce tensions across the Taiwan Strait amid Chinese military exercises organized in retaliation for the visit. to the island of the president of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
"We always support our partners," Blinken told reporters after his meeting with the Philippine president. "We have heard from allies and partners across the region of their deep concern about China's dangerous and destabilizing actions," he said.
Blinken has assured that Washington will keep the lines of communication open with Beijing to avoid misunderstandings, while working with regional organizations and allies to guarantee peace and stability across the Strait.
"Our allies and partners throughout the region have told us in no uncertain terms that they are looking for responsible leadership at this time," he said before declaring that "the United States does not believe that Taiwan, the region, or our own national security interested in escalating the situation".
Blinken has also urged Beijing to "focus on the fact that for more than 40 years we have managed this problem well", as he described China's sovereignty ambitions over Taiwan. "I think those are the expectations that the countries of the region and the world have," she added.