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China, U.S. to hold third CPE in Beijing

April 23, 2012

The third annual China-U.S. Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held in Beijing from May 3 to 4, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said on Monday.

Liu made the announcement at a regular press briefing.

He said State Councilor Liu Yandong (刘延东) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend and co-host the plenary meeting.

According to the spokesman, working consultations, the China-U.S. Student Exchange Forum and talks between the education commissioners of both countries will be held during the CPE.

中美双方商定,第四轮中美战略与经济对话将于5月3日至4日在北京举行。胡锦涛主席特别代表王岐山副总理和戴秉国国务委员,将与奥巴马总统特别代表希拉里·克林顿国务卿和蒂莫西·盖特纳财政部长共同主持对话。双方将就进一步落实两国元首共识、推进中美合作伙伴关系建设,深化宏观经济政策和国际经济重大问题的沟通与协调,促进经贸等广泛领域务实合作,加强国际和地区问题沟通等议题广泛、深入交换意见。

中美战略与经济对话机制自2009年建立以来,为推动中美关系发展和两国高层战略沟通发挥了独特重要作用。

当前形势下,中美举行第四轮战略与经济对话,就中美关系和共同关心的广泛议题深入交换意见,有助于加深了解、扩大共识、减少分歧、增进互信、促进合作,进一步落实两国元首重要共识和习近平副主席访美成果,推进相互尊重、互利共赢的合作伙伴关系,构建良性互动、合作共赢的新型大国关系。

中美双方商定,第三轮中美人文交流高层磋商将于5月3日至4日在北京举行。刘延东国务委员将与美国国务卿希拉里·克林顿共同出席并主持全体会议。

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