Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said political and strategic mutual trust is the key to the further development of China-U.S. relations during his meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton here yesterday.
China-U.S. relations are currently at a crucial juncture, but on the whole, their common interests outweigh differences and disagreements.
He said both sides should enhance further development of their bilateral ties by strengthening dialogs and broadening cooperation. He expressed the hope that Clinton could continue to play an active role in promoting China-U.S. relations.
For his part, Clinton said the coming decade is very important for U.S.-China relations, and the two countries should strengthen cooperation to face together various challenges. This will help the international community to regain and enhance confidence.
The former U.S. president also said Clinton Fund is willing to enhance exchanges with China for greater achievements in cooperation.
Premier Wen Jiabao is on three-day UN visit this week.