NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and US President
George W. Bush agreed here Tuesday to enhance mutual trust and cooperation and
make concerted efforts to develop bilateral constructive and cooperative
The two presidents held talks Tuesday afternoon right after Hu arrived here to attend the summit on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.
|Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) shakes hands with his US counterpart George W. Bush in New York Sept. 13. (Xinhua)|
During the meeting, Hu pointed out that the two countries have made
important progress in the past few years in exchanges and cooperation in
bilateral and international affairs, with their common interests being
increased, spheres of cooperation expanded and their cooperation basis becoming
He cited the progress in bilateral anti-terror cooperation and economic and
trade cooperation, effective bilateral consultation and coordination in such
international affairs as the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the
reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Middle East peace process and the UN
reforms, as well as the continuously enhanced bilateral cooperation in coping
with such global issues as fighting transnational crimes, the prevention of
HIV/AIDS and environmental protection.
He said healthily and steadily developing China-US relationship is in the interests
of both peoples and conducive to peace, stability and development of the
world at large, and should be treasured by both sides.
He suggested the two sides maintain the momentum of high-level visits, make
full use of and continuously improve the bilateral consultation and cooperation
mechanisms in various fields, and attach importance to strategic dialogues.
Hu said that in recent years, the Sino-US economic and trade cooperation
has undergone rapid development where mutual benefit and a win-win situation
predominate. But due to the rapid and large-scale development concerning the
trade ties, the emergence of some frictions and disputes are inevitable.
China will properly settle bilateral trade disputes through dialogues and
consultations in line with the principles of equality, mutual benefit and common
development, said the Chinese president.
He also said China will reinforce the protection of intellectual property
rights and make greater efforts to crack down on pirating activities in various
China will work with the United States to address bilateral trade imbalance
through trade cooperation, and hopes the US side will ease its restrictions on
exports to China, particularly its high-tech exports, and take corresponding
active measures to enhance the trade balance between the two countries, said Hu.
He said China will also work with the US to expand cooperation to new areas
such as finance, civil aviation, service trade and energy.
Hu urged the United States to properly handle the Taiwan question and
expressed the hope the United States will understand and support China's efforts
to improve the relations across the Taiwan Straits.
On the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, Hu said he hopes the parties
concerned would demonstrate full flexibility with a constructive attitude and a
down-to-earth manner to push for new progress in the second-phase meeting of the
fourth round of the six-party talks that started in Beijing on Tuesday.
Bush expressed his regret over the postponement of Hu's visit to the United
States due to the disaster brought about by Hurricane Katrina, hoping Hu will
visit the United States at the convenience of both sides.
The US president said he expects to visit China after the informal meeting
of APEC leaders scheduled for November this year.
Bush said the US-China relationship is very important for the United
States, and both he himself and the US government attach great importance to it
and will strengthen consultation and cooperation in various fields with China.
The US side also places much importance on bilateral strategic dialogues,
On the Taiwan question, Bush said the US side understands it is a highly
sensitive issue and its one-China policy will not change.
He said bilateral economic and trade cooperation is conducive to the two
peoples and the world, hoping both sides will further expand their market
Bush also hoped the two countries will strengthen cooperation in the
protection of intellectual property rights.
He thanked China for its important role in the six-party talks aimed at
resolving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and reiterated that the US
side will insist on resolving the issue diplomatically through the six-party
The two heads of state also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the prevention of bird flu. Enditem