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Wang Yi Meets with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Susan Elizabeth Rice of US

2014/09/09

On September 9, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Susan Elizabeth Rice. The two sides fully exchanged views on the China-US relations, important visits between the two countries and other issues.

Wang Yi said, China and the US are both permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), so it is necessary to maintain frequent strategic communication and jointly safeguard world peace and stability. The Chinese side attaches great importance to President Barack Obama's attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leadership Meetingand visit to China this November. China stands ready to strengthen communication and cooperation with the US side, and make good preparations to ensure that this visit will achieve positive results, so as to send the world clear and positive signals which indicate that China and the US can absolutely conduct sincere cooperation, and that China-US cooperation will bring the world more peace and stability. Both sides should earnestly implement important consensuses reached by the two heads of state, enhance practical cooperation, communication and coordination in bilateral as well as international and regional affairs, and translate the positive will of contributing to developing a new model of China-US major country relationship into tangible policy actions and cooperation results.

Rice said, the US side is firmly devoted to developing relations of rich results, mutual benefits and win-win results with China. President Obama is looking forward to attending the APEC Informal Leadership Meeting in China and visiting China this November. Her special trip to China this time is aimed at conducting in-depth dialogues and enhancing coordination with the Chinese side on extensive bilateral and global topics, thus to make full preparations for President Obama's forthcoming visit to China. The US side reaffirms that it welcomes the rising up of China featuring long-term stability, peace and prosperity, supports the Chinese side to play a responsible role in international affairs and stands ready to make joint efforts with the Chinese side to advance the construction of the new model of the major country relationship.

Both sides also exchanged views on issues of common concern.

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