FOUR-POINT PROPOSAL TO FURTHER ENHANCE CHINA-U.S. TIES
Firstly, China and the United States should further boost strategic mutual trust since trust is the basis of friendship and cooperation. The deeper the mutual trust, the bigger the space for cooperation between each other, Wen said.
The two sides should always look at each other in a positive light, actively push forward dialogue and cooperation in all fields, and ensure that bilateral ties will continue to develop on the right track, he said.
At present, the two sides should keep the momentum of the high-level exchanges and promote dialogue, exchanges and cooperation in political, economic, military and sci-tech fields in a comprehensive way, Wen said.
Secondly, Wen said China and the United States should respect each other's interests.
He said it is impossible that China and the Untied States see eye to eye on all issues but it is important that the two sides could handle properly when differences arise.
The two sides could get rid of interferences and hurdles and promote the healthy and steady development of their relations as long as both sides stick to the three joint communiques and the principles established by the China-U.S. Joint Statement and genuinely respect each other's core interests and major concerns, Wen said.
He said China staunchly safeguards its sovereignty, security and development interests, and the Chinese people will never compromise on issues that bear on China's sovereignty, territorial integrity and core interests, such as issues related to Taiwan and Tibet.
Thirdly, Wen said the two countries should strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation.
He said China and the United States, in line with the principles of win-win outcome and mutual benefit, should enhance cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, science and technology, education, agriculture, food safety, the fight against terror, non-proliferation and law enforcement, and open up new areas for further cooperation such as infrastructure construction, aviation and aerospace to ensure that the two peoples get real benefits from this cooperation.
And, fourthly, Wen suggested expanding people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States.
He said the two countries should continue to increase exchanges between people from industry and business, culture and education sectors, from think tanks and media of the two countries to promote people-to-people understanding and turn more people into active supporters of the development of China-U.S. relations.
Wen also expected the young people of the two countries to beef up exchanges and lay a solid foundation for the long-term China-U.S. friendship.
Wen arrived in New York Tuesday afternoon to attend a series of United Nations meetings.
Earlier on Wednesday, he attended a U.N. summit on Millennium Development Goals. Source: Xinhua【1】 【2】 【3】