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China, U.S. pledge to make Obama's visit successful
2014/11/08

BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday pledged to make U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming China visit a success.

Meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting, the duo exchanged views on ways to push forward bilateral ties as well as on the preparation work for Obama's China visit next week.

Obama will pay a state visit to China and attend the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing from Nov. 10 to 12.

Wang said the current drive of China and the United States to build a new type of major-country relationship not only benefits the two countries but also serves to reassure the entire world, while urging the two countries to translate their aspirations in this regard into concrete actions.

He said China attaches great importance to the upcoming China visit by Obama, and hopes to further elevate Sino-U.S. ties through the visit in addition to the successful meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart.

For his part, Kerry said the United States would cooperate closely with China to make the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting a success.

Calling Sino-U.S. ties the most influential bilateral relations in the world, he said it is in the interests of both the United States and China for the two countries to support each other on occasions of major international events and multilateral meetings.

He said President Obama is looking forward to his China visit, adding that the United States is ready to work with China to push forward the establishment of a new type of major-country relationship.

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