Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart, George W. Bush, exchanged views on Sino-US relations and other issues of common interest in a telephone conversation on Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
In the pre-arranged phone call, Hu again talked about the consensuses that had been reached on many issues, when the two met earlier on the sidelines of the 14th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.
China is willing to work with the United States on implementing these consensuses and promote the sustained, stable and sound development of constructive and cooperative Sino-US relations, Hu said.
Bush praised his meeting with Hu in Hanoi, stating the two sides held sincere and useful discussions on important issues.
During the phone conversation, the two leaders also touched on Darfur, a conflict-plagued region in west Sudan. Bush briefed Hu on the US' stance in the Darfur issue.
For his part, Hu noted that the Darfur issue had recently positive progress towards resolution.
Hu expressed his hope that all parties concerned will maintain the momentum of dialogue, whilst accounting for the concerns of all involved and thus mutually agree on a settlement at an early date, in order to bring peace and stability to the region.
(Xinhua News Agency November 28, 2006)