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Official: World to Benefit from Co-op Between China, US

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Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo said on Wednesday that the world's peace and prosperity would benefit from a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-US relationship for the 21st century.

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo (1st L) has breakfast with US senator John Kerry (1st R) in Washington on July 29, 2009. [Xinhua]

During his meeting with Senator John Kerry and Senator Richard Lugar in the Capitol Hill, Washington, Dai said China and the United States share important responsibilities and have common interests for human's peace and development.

"Increased cooperation between China and the United States not only serves the common interests of the two peoples, but contributes to peace, stability and prosperity of the world," he added.

As to the first round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which just concluded on Tuesday in Washington, Dai said both sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on the strategic, long-term and overarching issues concerning the development of bilateral relations, and achieved a few important common grounds.

"The dialogue offers an important initiative for the two countries to deepen understanding, enhance mutual trust, and promote cooperation," said Dai, who chaired the dialogue jointly with Vice Premier Wang Qishan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

The dialogue helps to address shared challenges such as the global financial crisis, regional security concerns, global sustainable development, and climate change.

On April 1, 2009, President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart Barack Obama agreed to establish the mechanism of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue during their first meeting in London on the sidelines of the G20 financial summit.

(Xinhua News Agency July 30, 2009)