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China, U.S. officials to meet for annual dialogue, consultation

Updated: 06 19 , 2015 15:25
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BEIJING -- Officials from China and the United States will hold an annual meeting next week in Washington DC, according to a Foreign Ministry press release on Friday.

The two sides have decided that the seventh China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the sixth China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held on June 23 and 24, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in the press release.

The S&ED will be co-chaired by Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who will act as special representatives of Chinese President Xi Jinping, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who will act for U.S. President Barack Obama.

The CPE will be co-chaired by Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Kerry.

China is ready to work with the U.S. to seriously implement the consensus reached by leaders of both sides, enhance strategic communication, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, properly handle differences, so as to push for new progress in the building of a new model of major power relationship between China and the U.S., said Lu.

The CPE will discuss exchanges and cooperation in education, science and technology, culture, health, sports, women and youth, to contribute to the new type of major power relationship between the two sides, said Lu.