State Councilor Yang Jiechi held a talk with visiting US National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Aug 28.
The two parties voiced great hopes in making President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to the US a success.
As invited by US President Barack Obama, President Xi will pay a state visit to the US next month.
“The visit means a lot for China-US relations and international relations,” Yang said. “China is ready to work with the US side-by-side to ensure a successful visit”.
Yang said the China-US ties have maintained good momentum with frequent high level interactions, and cooperation has been pressed ahead in areas such as economic trade, investment, energy, science and technology, environmental protection, health, defense, culture, and law enforcement.
Yang also went on to say that the two sides have maintained close communication and coordination regarding major global issues including climate change and disease prevention and hot spot regional issues.
“In the context of the existing complications and the frequent change of international situations, the scope of cooperation between China and the US is expected to be wider. Both sides are expected to continue joint efforts in building new types of relationships, respect and take into account each others’ core interests and major concerns,” said Yang.
According to Yang, China and the US should also “realize positive interactions in the Asia-Pacific region, effectively manage and control their divergences on sensitive issues in a constructive manner.
Rice said President Obama is looking forward to President Xi’s state visit. And that Xi’s visit will embark on in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relationship and major international issues.
“The US is ready to work with China to further expand cooperation and properly tackle differences between the two countries,” said Rice.
“The US supports the positive role played by a prosperous, developing and stable China in Asia-Pacific and international affairs.”
The two sides have agreed on stronger cooperation in fields such as development aid, food security, maritime affairs, the peacekeeping operation of the United Nations and protection of wildlife and wild plants.
They also exchanged views over international and regional issues of common concerns.