Diplomats of China and the United States on Friday met in Beijing to discuss issues concerning central and south Asia.
China's Vice Foreign Minister Li Hui and Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue respectively held consultations with U.S. Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs Richard Boucher, according to a statement released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The consultations went on under the framework of China-U.S. Strategic Dialogue, which was initiated in 2005.
Both sides introduced their views and policy objectives on central and south Asia and pledged to continue consultations and coordination as a way of promoting peace, stability and development in those regions.
(Xinhua News Agency December 13, 2008)