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Vice-premier meets former US secretary of state in Beijing

Updated: Sep 22,2015 8:24 PM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R) meets with former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Beijing, Sept 22, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong met with former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on bilateral ties on Sept 22.

Calling the Sino-US relations “one of the most important bilateral ties in the world,” Liu said the current state visit paid by President Xi Jinping to the United States is a milestone visit in building new type of major-country relations between the two countries.

The visit will have deep and far-reaching influence on the international situation, she said.

Liu said China is willing to work with the United States to enhance political mutual trust, promote economic and trade cooperation, deepen people-to-people exchanges so as to forge ahead bilateral ties.

Rice said the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries are of great importance to the development of bilateral ties, adding that she is committed to promoting the relationship.

Xi left Beijing in the afternoon of Sept 22 for his first state visit to the United States and attendance at a series of UN summits from Sept 22 to 28.