U.S., China hold 4th consultation on Asia-Pacific affairs

The United States and China held their fourth Asia-Pacific consultation here on Tuesday, with both sides agreed to continue using the platform to keep close contacts and coordination on major issues in the region.

The latest round of consultation was co-chaired by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai.

The two sides exchanged views on issues including bilateral relations, interaction in the region, as well as how to push forward regional cooperation, Chinese diplomats said.

The two countries held their first such consultation in Hawaii in June 2011, followed by the second round in Beijing last October.

The third was held in March in Annapolis, Maryland.

Xinhua