President Hu puts forward four proposals to improve 'Sino-US ties'

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London, Jan 17 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has put forward four proposals to improve the bilateral ties between Beijing and Washington ahead of his visit to the US this week.

The Xinhua news agency quoted Hu, who is scheduled to visit the US on January 18, as saying that leaders of both the countries should work towards attaining fundamental interests of people belonging to their respective countries, and also establish global peace and development.

Describing the four proposals, he said: "First, we should increase dialogue and contact and enhance strategic mutual trust. Second, we should abandon the zero-sum Cold War mentality, view each other's development in an objective and sensible way, respect each other's choice of development path, and pursue common development through win-win cooperation."

"Third, we should respect each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity and development interests and properly address each other's major concerns. And fourth, we should make constant efforts to expand our converging interests so that China and the United States will be partners for cooperation in broader areas," Hu added.

He said cooperation between the two nations could help improving global economic governance and promoting sustainable growth of the world economy.

The bilateral relations between these two countries soured following after China suspended its military contacts twice with the US following Washington's decision to sell arms to Taiwan. (ANI)

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