|Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States, on Nov. 12, 2011. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)|
HONOLULU, United States, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama met here Saturday to discuss bilateral ties and agreed to work together to continuously strengthen the China-U.S. cooperative partnership.
The presidents met on the sidelines of the 19th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
Hu said that strengthening cooperation is the sole right choice China and the United States could make.
"Developing the China-U.S. cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit is a major decision that China and the United States made in accordance to their common interests, responsibilities and strategic judgment," Hu said.
He said the two countries should earnestly strengthen their cooperative partnership and strive to maintain a stable growth momentum of their bilateral ties.
"It is in the interests of the peoples of the two countries and conducive to the peace, stability and development of the world," Hu added.
The Chinese president noted that China-U.S. relations have entered another critical period. He said both sides should promote cooperation at bilateral, regional and global levels to achieve more substantial results and ensure the steady development of China-U.S. ties.