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Chinese Premier Meets Ex-US Secretary Of State Kissinger

New Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Beijing on Monday and called for increased involvement of people in China-U.S. relations.

"More people from both sides can get involved in China-U.S. relations as participants, constructors and beneficiaries," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Li as saying during the meeting.

Li applauded the robust growth of bilateral relations over the past 40 years, adding that ties between the two nations cannot go further without support and participation from their two peoples.

China and the United States have highly extensive common interests, as well as unprecedented influence in world affairs, Li said and added that China was willing to work with the U.S. to develop an unprecedented type of relationship in order to allow both sides to benefit from bilateral cooperation and play their due roles in maintaining world peace.

Kissinger highlighted the vital importance of U.S.-China relations in promoting world peace and development, suggesting that both sides should work on long-term planning and strengthen communication to foster ties.

by RTT Staff Writer

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