A visiting senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said on Wednesday China and the United States should further promote mutually-beneficial cooperation to lift bilateral ties to a new height.
Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during his meeting with James L. Jones, the assistant to the U.S. president for national security affairs.
Calling China-U.S. relations "one of the most important bilateral ties in the world," Li said the two heads of state had met twice so far this year during which a series of consensus was reached on developing a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship and promoting exchanges and cooperation in various fields.
China is ready to work with the United States to fully implement the consensus, maintain close exchange of high-level visits, said Li, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.
He called on the two countries to deepen communication and coordination on major regional and international issues and properly handle divergences and sensitive issues on the basis of respecting and considering each other's interests and concerns so as to upgrade bilateral ties.
Jones said the U.S. government is satisfied with the good momentum the U.S.-China relations have maintained.
The two countries enjoy a broad prospect of cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, clean energy, climate change and others, Jones said.
The United States would like to join hands with China to forge ahead the current good momentum so as to achieve positive results from the cooperation, he said.
Li also called on the two countries to further intensify cooperation on talents education and training.
During his stay in Washington, D.C., Li also met with Acting U.S. Secretary of State James B. Steinberg on bilateral ties as well as international and regional issues of common concern.