China willing to play constructive role in solving regional disputes

Beijing, June 21 (ANI): China is committed to properly handle and resolve disputes through dialogue and consultation, and is ready to play a constructive role in resolving regional hot issues, country's Vice Foreign Minister has said. Cui Tiankai made the remarks in an interview on the first round of China US consultation on Asia-Pacific. Cui and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell will co-host the consultation in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday. The two countries will exchange views on the situation of the Asia-Pacific region, their respective policies on the area, as well as other issues of common concern. Considering the diversity in the Asia-Pacific, China stands for promoting regional cooperation based on the principles of consultation, openness and inclusiveness and solving issues step by step, Xinhua quoted Tiankai, as saying. "The issues and challenges the Asia-Pacific is facing have not changed the trend of its rapid development and rise," said Tiankai. He said that countries in the region have broad common interests and consensus in issues such as maintaining regional stability, promoting regional cooperation and peacefully resolving regional disputes. China, as an important member of the Asia-Pacific, shoulders with other countries the important mission of safeguarding regional prosperity and stability, said Tiankai. China adheres to the path of peaceful development, mutually beneficial open strategy and the policy of friendship and partnership with neighboring countries, he said. "China is willing to cooperate with other Asia-Pacific countries based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, to jointly build peaceful, stable, cooperative and a win-win regional atmosphere with equality and mutual trust," Tiankai added. (ANI)