NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Monday with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger over China-U.S. relations.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the restoration of ties between the People's Republic of China and the United States, said Wang. The development of China-U.S. ties in the past 45 years demonstrates that cooperation is the sole right choice, he said.
Thanks to joint efforts, China-U.S. relations underwent stable transition and witnessed positive development after the assumption of power of the new U.S. administration at the beginning of the year, said Wang.
The two sides should earnestly implement the important consensus reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, strengthen strategic mutual trust, expand cooperation and properly handle differences, he said.
Wang stressed the importance of preparations for Trump's visit to China this year and the need to ensure success of the visit so as to carry forward China-U.S. relations in the interest of the two peoples and people of other countries.
Kissinger said that U.S.-China relations have seen historic development since the restoration of ties and have brought about tangible benefits to the two countries and the two peoples.
Today, despite differences in certain areas, the two countries can learn to cooperate and further expand fields of cooperation, he said.
Kissinger expressed the hope that Trump's trip to China will not only solve specific problems, but also help lay a sound foundation for medium- and long-term cooperation between the two countries.
The two also exchanged views on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula, among other topics.
Wang is in New York for this year's general debate of the U.N. General Assembly.