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Xi pledges to promote China, U.S. relations, expand cooperation

BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on his country and the United States to promote the healthy and stable development of ties through increased exchanges and cooperation.

Xi made the remarks here while meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who attended the eighth round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues and the seventh round of China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange.

Xi stressed that three years ago, he and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to work together to build a new model of major-country relations between the two sides.

The development of bilateral ties over the following three years indicates that the path is in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the world, he said.

The president called on both sides to focus on cooperation, manage their differences properly and promote the healthy and stable development of China-U.S. relations.

On macro-economic policies, Xi suggested the two countries strengthen policy coordination, strive for more positive outcomes at the G20 Hangzhou summit, and inject new impetus into the world economy.

He suggested that both countries make the most of cooperation potential in the areas of trade and investment, clean energy, and environmental protection, adding that they should strengthen communication and coordination on major global and regional issues.

Referring to divergence, Xi said the two countries should respect each other's core interests and major concerns, and settle problems through dialogue and consultation.

Kerry and Lew said the United States would like to work with China to ensure the G20 Hangzhou summit is a success, adding that Obama welcomes a stable and prosperous China.

Effective cooperation between the two nations on major issues such as climate change indicated the significance of the U.S.-China relationship, they said.

The two U.S. officials agreed the United States and China have extensive cooperation potential, and could solve differences properly.

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