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China willing to work with U.S. to contribute to world peace, stability: FM

(Xinhua)    08:26, August 06, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 5 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Wednesday that China is willing to work with the U.S. side to make full preparations to ensure the success of Chinese President Xi Jinping's historic state visit to the United States in September.

The visit will not only make further arrangements for mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and push forward the new major-country relations between the two countries, but will also jointly send positive signals to the international community, Wang said at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the ongoing ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Wang said China is ready to step up cooperation with the United States in the fields of investment, military, climate change, finance, economy and trade, energy, hunt of corrupt officials, justice and public health.

China also wishes to join hands with the United States in strengthening coordination and collaboration on regional and international issues concerning the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, Iran nuclear program, Middle East, counter-terrorism and Afghanistan so as to play a constructive role in safeguarding world peace and stability.

Wang emphasized that it is all the more important now for both China and the United States to properly handle two major issues - strategic mutual trust and sound interaction in the Asia-Pacific region.

Noting that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of World War II, Wang said it was the joint efforts of China, the United States and some other countries at that time that established an international order and system with the United Nations at its core.

China is a constructor and defender of the current international system, and as changes have taken place in the international situation, China is also willing to make concerted efforts with other countries to reform and improve the system so as to make it better accommodate the common wishes of all countries in the world.

Wang stressed China has no intention of edging the United States out of Asia as the U.S. has its practical interests in the Asia-Pacific, and rather China would like to see the United States play a positive role in the region.

Lots of problems won't get solved without cooperation between China and the United States, he said, adding that China is willing to realize sound interaction with the United States in the Asia- Pacific and contribute to the healthy development of China-U.S. relations.

Kerry said Washington is willing to work together with Beijing to ensure the success of Xi's visit. The United States supports a strong and prosperous China, and would like to see China go ahead with further development.

The United States is ready to establish strategic mutual trust with China and will explore sound interaction in handling Asia- Pacific affairs, Kerry said.

He said the United States has never sought to confront China in the region. Washington appreciates the important and positive role Beijing has played in the Iran nuclear program, Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and climate change, among others.

Kerry said the United States will continue to deepen cooperation with China in various fields, and also highly appreciates China's prominent contribution to the Global War Against Fascism.

The two sides also exchanged views on the situation in the South China Sea.

Wang stressed that China has adopted a "dual-track" approach in addressing the South China Sea issue with the ASEAN countries and established a mechanism for negotiations of the issue.

China and the ASEAN countries have also established a new platform for risk management and peaceful discussion of proposals raised by parties concerned, Wang said.

He said China always commits itself to peaceful settlement of disputes with related countries through consultation and negotiation, and countries outside the region should respect the efforts of China and the ASEAN countries.

Kerry said Washington is concerned about the situation in the South China Sea, but will not intervene in specific disputes. The United States supports China to resolve the South China Sea disputes with related countries through peaceful negotiations.

On Wednesday, Wang also met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murrary McCully, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, and Pakistan's National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Zhang Qian,Bianji)

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