BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States had an in-depth exchange of views on security issues of common concern during an annual strategic security dialogue here on Sunday.
The strategic security dialogue, co-chaired by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, was attended by military and foreign affairs officials from both sides.
The two sides discussed security issues relating to sovereignty, maritime interests, the Internet, space and military relations.
They agreed that the two sides should continue dialogue and communication on security-related issues, enhance strategic trust and cooperation, properly handle differences, and push for a stable and cooperative China-U.S. strategic security relationship.
The strategic security dialogue is under the framework of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), which will be co-chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew from Monday to Tuesday.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will also co-chair a high-level consultation on people-to-people exchanges with Kerry.