U.S. -China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be Held July 27-28, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 13, 2009

Two-Day Meeting Co-Hosted by U.S Departments of State and Treasury to Focus on Addressing Mutual Challenges, Opportunities and Promoting U.S.-China Cooperation

To view the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue fact sheet, visit link.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Departments of Treasury and State today announced that the first joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 27-28, 2009.

The Dialogue will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global areas of immediate and long-term strategic and economic interests. This first meeting of the Dialogue will also set the stage for intensive, ongoing and future bilateral cooperative mechanisms.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will be joined for the Dialogue by their respective Chinese Co-Chairs, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier Wang Qishan.

The schedule of press events will include but are not limited to an opening session on Monday, July 27 and a joint U.S.-China press conference on Tuesday, July 28.

Further details regarding the agenda and additional press opportunities will be made available in the days ahead.

To apply for press credentials, visit link.

CONTACT: State Department Public Affairs (202) 647-2492; Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960

PRN: 2009/716