|Dai Bingguo Meets with Jeffrey Bader, Senior Director for Asian Affairs at U.S. National Security Council|
On October 27, 2009, Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo met in Zhongnanhai with Jeffrey Bader, senior director for Asian affairs and Dennis Ross, senior director for the Central Region at U.S. National Security Council.
Bader conveyed President Obama's greetings to President Hu Jintao. Dai asked Bader to convey Chinese President Hu Jintao's regards to Obama.
China-U.S. relations have maintained a sound momentum of development and the two sides are implementing the consensus reached by Chinese President Hu Jintao and Obama on building a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship for the 21st century, said Dai. Both sides should continue to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and enhance exchange, mutual trust and cooperation. Dai urged the two sides to respect and accommodate each other's core interests and major concerns in a bid to push forward bilateral ties.
"President Obama is to pay a state visit to China, which is a big event in China-U.S. relations, and China attaches great importance to the visit," Dai said. It is hoed that the two sides will make joint efforts to make preparations so as to make the visit a fruitful and successful one.
Bader said the U.S. side is satisfied with the sound communication and cooperation between both sides. Obama's upcoming visit is important for boosting U.S.-China ties. President Obama looked forward to this visit and hoped to exchange views with the Chinese side on bilateral ties and major issues of common concern, which would embody the positive outcome from bilateral cooperation. The U.S. is ready to cooperate closely with China to ensure the visit a success.
Both sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.