The U.S. Secretary of State and China's foreign minister will be meeting in Bali this week on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting.
It'll be their first in-person talks in eight months.
It's expected that Washington will urge Beijing to pressure Russia over its war in Ukraine.
Min Suk-hyen reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bali this week.
While the two have been in regular talks, this will be their first face-to-face meeting in eight months.
At their talks this week, Blinken and Wang are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on which China has remained fairly silent over Russia's aggression and instead criticized U.S.-led sanctions on Moscow.
The two sides will also likely touch upon Washington's plan to lift tariffs on some Chinese goods to curb surging U.S. inflation.
Blinken is due to depart for Asia on Wednesday to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting slated for July 7th and 8th.
At the event, he is expected to reinforce Washington's commitment to work with international partners to jointly address global challenges.
"And I suspect you will hear the United States speak clearly with our allies and partners against what Russia is doing in terms of its invasion of Ukraine and the disastrous implications it is having for countries around the world in terms of rising food, commodity prices, and other implications."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is also scheduled to attend the Bali ministerial meeting.
But the U.S. State Department, said it expects no meeting on the sidelines with Russia's foreign minister.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.