|Dai Bingguo Meets with U.S. Bipartisan Delegation|
On April 2, 2010, Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with a U.S. bipartisan delegation led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Williamson at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
"The current visit of the U.S. bipartisan delegation heralds a new chapter in China-U.S. party exchanges and serves as a new and important channel for building a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-U.S. relationship for the 21st century," Dai said. Dai called on political parties of the two countries to cement understanding, trust and friendship through candid dialogue based on respecting each other, seeking common ground while reserving differences and expanding consensus, to promote long-term, healthy and stable bilateral ties.
Albright said the dialogue was conducted on a basis of equality and mutual respect and aimed at boosting consensus, understanding and cooperation. She said that the dialogue is quite fruitful and expressed hope the dialogue mechanism will continue.
Williamson said the fruitful dialogue helped to strengthen trust between the two countries and urged more exchanges between the political parties.
Liu Jieyi, Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Qiu Yuanping, Deputy Director of the CPC Central Foreign Affairs Office, attended the meeting.