China-US strategic economic dialogue in June

June 5th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Xinhua
Beijing, June 5 (Xinhua) China and the US will hold the fourth Strategic Economic Dialogue in June in Annapolis, Maryland, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang announced here Thursday. Chinese vice premier Wang Qishan and US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will co-chair the meeting June 17-18 as special representatives of state leaders of the two countries, Qin told a regular press conference.

Ministers and other senior officials from related departments of the two governments will also attend the dialogue, according to Qin.

Meanwhile China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Thursday told visiting US acting undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security John C. Rood that strategic cooperation on arms control and non-proliferation between Beijing and Washington would build trust between the two countries.

Rood arrived in Beijing Wednesday to attend the China-US vice-ministerial consultations on strategic security, multilateral arms control and non-proliferation, the first between the two sides since 2004.

Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei and Rood jointly chaired the meeting.

Rood agreed with Yang’s appraisal of China-US relations and emphasised that the two sides should increase coordination and cooperation on international peace and stability.
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