French.china.org.cn | Updated on 03-11-2021
China and the United States must work for a sustainable and healthy development of their relations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.
China hopes that the two countries act in the spirit of the recent telephone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Joseph R. Biden, his American counterpart, will respect each other’s fundamental interests and major concerns and refrain from interfering in it. each other’s internal affairs, Li said at a press conference.
“It is in the interest of the citizens of both countries, and it is also what the international community expects to see,” Li said at a press conference after the meeting. closing of the annual national legislative session.
China and the United States have broad interests in common, and the two countries can cooperate in many areas, Li said, calling for bilateral dialogues in multiple areas and at different levels to help manage and alleviate the differences. .
Although some differences and disagreements between the two countries are difficult to avoid due to the differences in historical context, cultural heritage, period of development and social system, what matters most is how they are managed, a indicated the Prime Minister.
“China and the United States, as the largest developing country and the largest developed country in the world, will benefit from cooperation but will lose from confrontation,” he said.
Noting that trade between the two countries grew 8.8% year-on-year despite numerous shocks last year, Li said the two countries should put more energy and focus on their common ground and develop converging interests.
As permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the two countries have an important responsibility in the maintenance of peace and stability in the world and the promotion of prosperity and progress on a global scale, a- he continued.
“We hope that Sino-US relations will be forward-looking, overcome obstacles and move in a positive direction,” Li added.
China’s top diplomats will hold a high-level strategic dialogue with their US counterparts in Alaska on March 18 and 19 at the invitation of the US side, China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday.
Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Bureau of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will attend the meeting in Anchorage.
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