China and the United States agreed Sunday to jointly make good preparations for U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Beijing next month for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.
The consensus was reached between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a phone conversation, initiated by the top U.S. diplomat.
Wang and Kerry agreed that the two sides should especially be well prepared for the meeting between the two heads of state on the sidelines of the APEC meeting slated for November 10-11, in an effort to further enrich the connotation of the new model of major-country relations between China and the United States.
Besides, they talked about the process of the Iranian nuclear negotiations, expressing the wish to keep close communication on the issue to prod all sides concerned to converge toward the scheduled reaching of a comprehensive deal.
Nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers -- the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany -- are supposed to yield such a deal by the deadline of November 24.
The two officials also exchanged views on jointly helping West African nations in their fight against the deadly virus of Ebola.
(Xinhua News Agency October 12, 2014)