NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- A senior official of China's ruling party, the Communist Party of China (CPC), met here on Monday with seasoned U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger, to discuss the latest developments in Sino-U.S. relations.
Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, briefed Kissinger on the fourth high-level dialogue between the CPC and the U.S. Democratic and Republican parties held in Washington.
Wang said that the China-U.S. cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefits has bright prospects.
He told Kissinger that the Chinese side is willing to work with the U.S. side, including the government, political parties and friends from all walks of life, in implementing the important consensus reached by the presidents of both countries, to enhance mutual trust, deepen communication and exchange, expand cooperation, and benefit the two peoples.
Kissinger, who was top U.S. diplomat under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the 1970s, said that U.S.-China relations are the most important bilateral relations in today's world, and that the U.S.-China cooperative partnership is in the interest of people of both countries and the world at large.
He hoped that both sides could further enhance strategic dialogue and communication, continue to develop mutually- beneficial cooperation, and lift bilateral relations to a higher level.