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Yang Jiechi Holds Talks with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Susan Rice of US

On September 8, 2014, State Councilor Yang Jiechi held talks with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Susan Rice of the US at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

Yang Jiechi expressed that President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama held telephone talks this July and the two heads of state agreed to continue to advance the building of the new model of major country relationship between China and the US. The sixth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the fifth round of China-US High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange have yielded important results. In the next phase, both sides should earnestly implement the important consensuses reached by the two heads of state, constantly advance strategic mutual trust, enhance practical cooperation and exchanges in various fields, and properly manage and control differences and sensitive issues, ensuring the China-US relations enjoy a healthy development featuring non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation. China welcomes President Obama to attend the APEC Informal Leadership Meeting in China this Nonmember and pay a visit to China, and is wiling to enhance communication and coordination with the US side to ensure a success of the visit. The two countries will witness a series of important exchanges and consultation in recent days and it is hoped that both sides could join efforts to promote the events for positive results.

Susan Rice said that the US-China relations are highly important for the US. The US prioritizes its relations with China, and hopes to continue to maintain high-level dialogues with the Chinese side, to have comprehensive and in-depth discussion on a wide range of topics covering the bilateral, regional and global issues, and to commit the two sides to building the new model of major country relationship between the US and China, which conforms to the interests of the US and China and the international community. President Obama looks forward to his attendance at the APEC Informal Leadership Meeting in China this November and his visit to China and believes that this visit will surely become an important milestone in development of US-China relations.

Both sides agreed to expand the cooperation in economy, trade, counter-terrorism, military, people-to-people and cultural and other fields, and to accelerate the pace in the negotiation on the bilateral investment agreement. Both sides agreed that the two countries should enhance coordination and cooperation in addressing climate change, food security, battling Ebola epidemic, peace-keeping and other issues.

Both sides also had in-depth exchanges of views on current international situation, the Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue, the Iranian nuclear issue, and the Afghanistan, Middle East and other issues, and Yang Jiechi expounded on China's Principled stance.

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