Xi's US visit boosts partnership: FM
Updated: 2012-02-20 06:55
The two sides agreed that the China-US relationship is one of the most important bilateral relations in the world and that the two nations could be cooperative partners not only at present but also in the whole of the 21th century.
The two sides also stressed the importance of enhancing strategic mutual trust through dialogue.
Xi said China is committed to a road of peaceful development and is sincere in its aspirations to develop ties with the United States.
Xi also said that China attaches great importance to bilateral military ties and that China is willing to work with the US side to promote the steady and sound development of bilateral military ties based on the principle of mutual respect, mutual trust, reciprocity and mutual benefit.
Obama and Biden said that the United States welcomes the peaceful development of China and that a strong, prosperous and stable China is in the interests of their country and also conducive to peace and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region and the whole world.
The United States is willing to work with the Chinese side to strengthen exchanges between high-level military officials and jointly develop strong military ties conducive to overall bilateral relations.
Leaders of the two countries also showed positive attitudes toward the further enhancement of exchanges between the two nations' legislative bodies and political parties.
Both sides agreed that it is of great importance to properly address sensitive issues.
Xi said the questions of Taiwan and Tibet concern China's core interests. He expressed the hope that the US side would properly address China's concerns over the issues and work in line with the three China-US joint communiques so as to avoid damage to bilateral ties.
On human rights, Xi said China is willing to conduct candid and constructive dialogues with the United States and other members of the international community on the principles of equality and mutual respect so as to increase understanding, reduce divergences and make improvements together.