China and the United States are committed to building a new type of major power relationship by expanding cooperation and holding candid talks on differences, the nations' top diplomats said.
Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China is ready to work with the US on good preparations for more high-level engagement and to push forward mutually beneficial cooperation.
"We look forward to working with the United States to ensure that we will be able to translate the defining feature of this new model of major country relationship, namely non-conflict and confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, into all aspects of the China-US relationship to bring benefits to both our countries and beyond," Wang said.
He was speaking on Thursday at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department.
The new type of major country relationship was reaffirmed by President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama when they met in California in early June.
Wang, making his first trip to the US since becoming foreign minister in March, said he believes there is tremendous potential for the two nations to work together to further expand and deepen their cooperation.
On Thursday afternoon, Wang met US Vice-President Joe Biden, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce.
Biden said he and Obama both believe that the success of humankind in the 21st century largely depends on how the two countries deal with their relationship and how the two peoples cooperate in tackling common global challenges. He said he is very optimistic.