April 13, 2013
China and the United States will hold the fifth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in July in the U.S., Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Saturday.
During the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the two sides reached consensus on mechanisms of the China-U.S. High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange and the S&ED, Qin told in a press release.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will continue to serve as president for the China-U.S. High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, he said.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi will be responsible for the economic dialogue and strategic dialogue respectively as special representatives of the Chinese President, he added.
Qin said the two sides also agreed to hold the fourth China-U.S. High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange at an appropriate time after the S&ED.