On May 11, 2011, as a special representative of Chinese President Hu Jintao, State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Tom Donilon, in Washington.
Dai said that in the third round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), the two sides, with a view to implementing the important consensus reached by the two heads of state during Hu's visit to the U.S. in January, held extensive discussions on promoting China-U.S. cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit, and produced important results. He suggested that while the current China-U.S. relations are moving forward in a positive way, the two countries take advantage of the trend by elaborately mapping out and carrying through high-level exchanges for the next stage, boost strategic mutual trust by understanding and calculating correctly the strategic intentions of the other, respect the core interests of the other earnestly, and deepen cooperation in each and every area to inject fresh strong impetus for the development of China-U.S. relations.
Extending his congratulations on the success of the S&ED, Donilon said that U.S.-China cooperation is vital to coping with the challenges facing the world today, and that the United States welcomes a strong, prosperous, successful and stable China as well as respects China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said the U.S. will make joint efforts with China in implementing the outcomes of President Hu's visit to the U.S. and promoting U.S.-China cooperative partnership.