Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R5, front) poses with delegates of the inaugural China-US Track Two High Level Dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 12, 2009.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on seeking stronger bilateral relations.
"Three-decade of China-U.S. relations have proved: both countries benefited from collaboration while got hurt from confrontation; they advanced together thanks to trust or set back when they doubted each other," Wen told Kissinger Monday afternoon.
Kissinger and his delegation came to Beijing for the inaugural China-U.S. Track Two High-Level Dialogue, which gathered dozens of retired eminent diplomats and officials from both countries.
Former State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan led the Chinese side while the U.S. delegation included former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former defense chief William Perry and ex Treasury chief Robert Rubin.
Wen said the global financial crisis had exercised a profound impact on world politics and economy.