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Sino-U.S. ties enjoy important opportunity for further development

09-21-2010 13:42 BJT

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States are enjoying an important opportunity for the further development of their bilateral relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Monday.

The statement came as he was meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of the high-level UN meeting on the Millennium Development Goals, which opened here Monday at the UN headquarters.

China and the United States have recently maintained close communication with each other, and the general development of the bilateral relations is good, Yang said, adding that in the next phase, the two countries are faced with an important opportunity for the further development of their bilateral ties.

China is ready to work with the United States to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen bilateral contacts at all levels, deepen bilateral dialogue, exchange and cooperate in all fields, deal with the differences and sensitive issues in a cautious and appropriate manner and promote the continuous and steady advancement of Sino-U.S. relations, he said.

For her part, Clinton said that the sound relations between China and the United States are very important to the two countries and the whole world as well.

China and the United States have a lot of common interests, and the United States is willing to continue bilateral contacts on all levels, deepen bilateral dialogue and cooperation in all fields, and to work together to tackle global challenges, including climate change, and promote the continuous development of bilateral ties, she said.

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