Chinese, U.S. parties pledge to enhance communication, promote ties
WASHINGTON, Dec 11, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Chinese and U.S. political
parties pledged on Monday to enhance communication on issues of
common concern to promote China-U.S. relations.
Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the
Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the pledge
at the fifth high-level dialogue between the CPC and the
Democratic and Republican parties of the United States.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Williamson, representing
the Democratic and the Republican parties, respectively, attended
China values the China-U.S. relationship and hopes to work with
the U.S. government, political parties and civil society to
promote the all-around development of their cooperative
partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit, Wang said.
Wang briefed the U.S. side on the 18th CPC National Congress
and explained China's future goals, ideas and measures for
China will stick to socialism with Chinese characteristics,
reform and opening-up, peaceful development and win-win
cooperation, Wang said.
China will play a more active role in international affairs,
shoulder its responsibilities and make more contributions to
global peace and development, Wang said.
The U.S. side said China's sustainable and stable development
is important for the safety and prosperity of the United States
and the world.
The two countries should put U.S.-China relations, the world's
most important bilateral ties, on the right track and do their
best to promote their sound and stable development, the U.S.
The U.S. side said the Democratic and Republican parties hoped
to enhance communication with the CPC on bilateral, regional and
international issues through high-level dialogues.
The two sides should deepen understanding and reduce
misunderstanding to contribute to the development of U.S.-China
relations, they added.
The high-level dialogue mechanism between the two countries'
political parties was launched in March 2010.
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