Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Thursday that China and the United States should promote peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, Xinhua reported.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) addresses the opening session of the fourth round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, May 3, 2012. [Xie Huanchi/Xinhua]
In order to build a new type of relations between China and the United States, the two sides need to work actively, Hu added.
By citing an old Chinese saying, "only by working diligently can one achieve his goal, and only by walking tirelessly can one reach his destination," he called on the two sides to take solid and effective measures to implement what they have agreed upon.
He said the two countries should enhance practical cooperation in a wide range of areas, and step up coordination on regional and international issues.
He also called on the two sides to promote peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, and bring the benefits of China-U.S. cooperation to the people of the two countries and the whole world.
The dialogue is co-chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, special representatives of Chinese President Hu Jintao, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, special representatives of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Yesterday, the second China-U.S. Strategic Security Dialogue, under the strategic framework of the fourth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, was also held in Beijing, according to a press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.