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China disagrees with G2, but cooperation with US indispensable: vice foreign minister

01-15-2011 08:44 BJT Special Report:Chinese President Hu Jintao Visits US |

BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) - While China disagrees with the so-called "Group of Two" (G2), its cooperation with the United States is indispensable for finding solutions to many problems of the world, said Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai Friday.

At the second Lanting Forum, Cui spoke highly of the cooperation the two countries have conducted and called for further coordination in more areas.

"Both China and the United States are countries of major influence on international affairs. The two countries have conducted effective consultation and coordination in dealing with regional conflicts, fighting against terrorism, maintaining the international nonproliferation mechanisms and coping with major international issues," Cui said.

He said the two countries made important contributions to help the Asia-Pacific region and the world work their way out from the financial crisis. Their active coordination promoted the successful holding of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) high-level negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancun.

The two countries also share same demands in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and working for its denuclearization, Cui said, noting the two countries are negotiating with all parties to ease the situation.

Saying no country could handle the emerging global challenges without effective international cooperation, the vice foreign minister said it is also a common will of international society that the two countries would join hands and make more contribution for the world's peace and common development.

The Lanting Forum, initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a platform for communication and exchanges between government, the business community, academia, media and the public.

The Forum aims to create a new channel to facilitate discussions on foreign policies and issues of common interest by interested parties.

The theme of the second Lanting Forum is "China-US Relations in the New Era."

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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