The decision of the United States to withdraw the invitation to China from the international military maneuvers in the Pacific (RIMPAC) is not constructive and Beijing hopes that Washington will change its negative position, said his State Chancellor on Wednesday. , Wang Yi, during a joint press conference with his partner Mike Pompeo.
The United States cancelled its invitation to China to participate in maritime drills in the Indo-Pacific region due to Beijing’s attempts to militarize the South China Sea, the Pentagon said earlier.
“On the disengagement of the Pentagon from the Chinese military in the exercise of RIMPAC, we find that it is a very unconstructive measure, it is also a decision that is taken lightly, it does not help the mutual understanding between China and the US, we hope that the US will change such a negative mentality, “Wang said.
The United States has asked the Asian giant to immediately withdraw its forces and stop militarizing the disputed islands in the South China Sea.
The RIMPAC exercises are carried out every two years.
This year, they will take place from June 27 to August 2 in the waters near the US state of Hawaii.
Source: El Pais