Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing met with his US counterpart Colin Powell
Wednesday on the sidelines of the ASEAN meetings.
Li said President Hu Jintao and President George Bush had a fruitful meeting
in Evian of France, laying a good foundation for the future development of
He said he hoped the two sides would do a good job in carrying out the common
understanding reached by the two leaders.
Li added the Taiwan question remains the most important and sensitive issue
in Sino-US relations. He expressed his hope that the US side would keep to the
one-China policy and its own promises and take practical actions to safeguard
Powell said the current US-China relationship is satisfying, and the two
sides have similar views on many important regional and international issues,
and have co-operated well. The United States will continue to uphold the
one-China policy, abide by the three US-China joint communiques and oppose
The two ministers also exchanged views on the nuclear issue of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea and issues of Iraq, Middle East, South Asia,
terrorism and disease prevention.
Foreign Ministers or delegates of ASEAN members and of China, the United
States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the DPRK, Mongolia, New Zealand, Canada,
India, Russia, and the European Union, attended the 10th ASEAN Regional Forum
opened here Wednesday, focusing on vital regional security issues and joint
efforts against terrorism.