Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, today agreed on greater economic and strategic cooperation between the two countries and supported a model of modern bilateral relations.
During the sixth round of the Economic and Strategic Dialogue between both powers, which takes place today and tomorrow in Beijing, Xi and Kerry insisted on leaving “existing and natural” disputes and discuss bilateral relations “in a broad sense.”
“I want to make clear that the United States does not seek to contain China. We welcome the emergence of a peaceful, stable and prosperous country which contributes to the stability and development of the region and which chooses to play a responsible role in world affairs” Kerry said in his speech.
Meanwhile, Xi argued that any type of confrontation “will lead to disaster for both countries and to the world” and said that none of the parties “can afford a mistake on the fundamental issues, because it possibly would ruin the whole project.”