Chinese FM says Xi-Obama summit very successful

(Xinhua)

09:59, June 20, 2013

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The first summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, in California earlier this month was very successful, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

Xi and Obama agreed to build a new model of major-power relations based on mutual respect, cooperation and all-win results, Wang told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone conversation.

The meetings nailed down the strategic direction for the development of China-U.S. relations and sent very positive signals to the whole world in face of a complicated and volatile international situation, Wang said.

Building a new model of major-power relations is a historic task, he said, China is willing to work with the United States to implement the important consensus reached by and between the two presidents and promote positive elements in the relationship so as to make cooperation the main factor in it.

Kerry, for his part, said that the Obama-Xi summit was full of achievements, that the U.S. side appreciates the spirit of dialogue and cooperation shown by the heads of state of the two countries at the summit, and that the United States believes U.S.-China cooperation is very important and has significant influence on many global issues.

The two sides have much work to do and the United States expects strengthening of cooperation with China, he said.

The two officials also exchanged views on positive signs in the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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