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Chinese FM meets U.S. officials on Hu's upcoming visit

2011-01-06 06:08:18 GMT2011-01-06 14:08:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner(L) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Washington, the United States, Jan. 4, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) meets with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 5, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met here with Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke separately on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss preparations for President Hu Jintao's upcoming visit and exchange views on bilateral relations.

Yang and the two U.S. officials spoke positively of the development of China-U.S. relations in the past two years and shared a belief that economic and trade cooperation between the two countries is win-win and mutually beneficial.

They also believed both countries should actively expand cooperation, carefully handle their differences through consultations on an equal footing, and work together to safeguard and promote sustained and stable growth of bilateral economic and trade relations.

Both sides said they are looking forward to a complete success of Hu's visit, expressed belief that the visit will promote further growth of bilateral relations and more cooperation in economy and trade, and agreed to make joint efforts in preparation for the visit.

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