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Full text: Chinese Outcome List of the Meeting Between the Chinese and U.S. Presidents in Hangzhou

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

09-04-2016 18:32 BJT

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22. Afghanistan: The two sides recognized that a peaceful, stable and developing Afghanistan is in the common interests of both countries. The two sides appreciate the progress made on the peaceful reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, will continue provide assistance to Afghanistan to the best of their respective capacity, and help Afghanistan to strengthen its counter-terrorism capacity through respective channels. The two sides will continue to work together, including in the Quadrilateral Coordination Group, to support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. The two sides decided to continue their joint training programs for Afghan personnel and in close consultation with the Afghan government, agreed to expand existing China-U.S. capacity building programs for the Afghan government to add cooperation in the disaster management sector. The two sides will participate in the October 2016 Brussels Conference for Afghanistan and wish the conference a success.

23. Syria: The two sides reaffirmed their joint commitment to resolving the Syria issue through political and diplomatic means, emphasized that the relevant UNSC resolutions should be fully implemented, supported the United Nations as the main channel of mediation, and supported speedy restoration of peace and stability in Syria through a Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political process as soon as possible.

24. South Sudan: The two sides commended their efficient communication and coordination on South Sudan in recent years, expressed their concerns on the current situation of South Sudan, called on all parties of South Sudan to immediately cease fire and stop violence,and get back to the right track of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). The two sides emphasized their continued support for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)'s leading role in South Sudan's peace process. The two sides both believed that the legitimate rights and interests of international partners in South Sudan should be respected and protected, and called on the international community to continue providing humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan.

25. Iraq: China and the United States reaffirmed their shared interests in a stable Iraq and expressed support for the Iraqi government's efforts to implement reforms and combat terrorism. The two sides expressed deep concern over the humanitarian situation, and are willing to provide increased assistance to Iraq and improve coordination.

26. UN Affairs: The two sides reiterated their support for the United Nations playing an important role in international affairs as the most universal multilateral organization, and agreed to strengthen communication and cooperation in the UN and related institutions, and uphold and enhance the effectiveness of the UN in safeguarding peace and security and promoting development.

27. G20 Summit: The U.S. side reaffirmed its support for China's hosting of a successful G20 Summit in Hangzhou, and for the G20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperation. Both sides agreed to continue to work closely and with all relevant parties to actively implement the outcomes of G20 Hangzhou Summit and promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the world economy.

28. Climate Change: President Xi Jinping and President Obama forged a historic partnership between China and the United States to lead in combating climate change. Combating climate change has formed a major pillar of the China-U.S. bilateral relationship. China and the United States deposited with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon their respective instrument of joining the Pairs Agreement, making a significant contribution towards the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement. The two sides are committed to working bilaterally and with other countries to advance the post-Paris negotiation process and to achieve successful outcomes this year in relevant multilateral fora. Both sides are committed to implementing the three presidential joint statements on climate change and to continue taking ambitious domestic actions to further promote the transition towards green, low-carbon and climate-resilient economies both domestically and internationally, and will continue to deepen and broaden bilateral climate change cooperation. The two sides have separately released a document titled 'China-U.S. Climate Change Cooperation Outcomes'.

29. Development Cooperation: In 2016, China and the United States have worked under the cooperative principle of raised, agreed and led by recipient countries, to strengthen our development cooperation, following the signing in 2015 of a Memorandum of Understanding that provides a framework for better communication and cooperation to help achieve our shared development objectives, including ending poverty and hunger, promoting sustainable development, and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In April 2016, China and the United States held the first ever China-U.S. Development Cooperation Annual Meeting.

Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC): China and the United States reaffirmed a commitment to work with the African Union and its member states to advance the Africa CDC and sustain support for the Africa CDC. Both sides committed to finalize a memorandum of understanding by the end of 2016 among relevant government partners that further promotes the success of China-U.S. cooperation to support the Africa CDC. The two sides also intend to cooperate with the African Union to support the planning and operations of the Africa CDC; in collaboration with Africa CDC plan the implementation of activities; strengthen technical capacity; jointly implement public health trainings; and accelerate the capacity of African public health experts. The two sides are committed to strengthen exchanges and cooperation among Chinese, African, and American health experts in disease control and prevention and share respective experiences.

Global Health and Global Health Security: China and the United States reaffirmed their decision to enhance concrete cooperation in public health and global health security. The two sides decided to continue to make contributions and strengthen their support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and participate in the fifth replenishment conference on September 16, 2016. Both sides reaffirmed their support to advance the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations. Both sides also encourage voluntary participation in WHO Joint External Evaluation. The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to support the goals and objectives of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) under the framework of WHO International Health Regulations. Both countries intend to enhance cooperation on anti-microbial resistance and other concerns. The two countries decided to strengthen African countries' public health capacity, including continuing post-Ebola cooperation in Sierra Leone and Liberia through training in areas including field epidemiology and laboratory systems and responding to health emergencies such as the Yellow Fever outbreak.

Food Security and Nutrition: China and the United States reaffirmed their support for the African Union's Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) to meet its goals to promote food security across the continent. The two countries also decided to explore cooperation on climate smart agriculture in Africa. The two sides committed to finalize plans for trilateral cooperation on aquaculture with the government of Timor-Leste in the fall of 2016.

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response: China and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to support nations affected by El Nino and La Nina-related climate disasters. Both sides decided to increase their resource contributions to mechanisms supporting drought-affected countries in the Horn of Africa including through the World Food Program. The two sides also reaffirmed their commitment to continue cooperating on search and rescue capacity-building via the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group.

Multilateral Institutions: China and the United States intend to continue their cooperation with international institutions to tackle key global development challenges.

Clean Energy Cooperation: Under the framework of the Development Cooperation Annual Meeting between the Ministry of Commerce of China and the United States Agency for International Development, the two sides intend to explore clean energy cooperation possibilities in a third country.

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