"The relationship between the US and China would shape the 21st century, which makes it as important as any bilateral relationship in the world. Together, we set out to build a positive, constructive, and comprehensive relationship, and we pledged to cooperate to advance our shared interests. That is what we have done," said the US President.
He also said that the two countries have worked together being world's largest economies and with G20 partners to sustain the global economic recovery, in a statement for the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, being held in Beijing. Obama said that US and China had made importent commitments to confront climate change. He also said that they are also cooperating to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and regional nuclear arms races that would endager the whole globe.
Obama thanked the Chinese leadership for its commitment to establish a centre of excellence on nuclear security which will help to achieve the goal of securing vulnerable nuclear materials around the world.
"Together, we can promote economic growth that is balanced and sustained and trade that is free and fair. We can work to fulfil the commitments we made at Copenhagen. We can address pressing regional and global security challenges, including strengthening the global non-proliferation regime to ensure the rights and responsibilities of all nations. We need to improve communication between our militaries, which promotes mutual understanding and confidence," he said.