Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the seventh meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Washington, D.C., June 23-24. The sixth Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held concurrently with the S&ED.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, as President Obama’s Special Representatives, will be joined for the Dialogue by their respective Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese counterparts. Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Secretary Kerry’s Chinese co-chair at the Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, will lead the Chinese CPE delegation.
The S&ED 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 economic and strategic interest.
The CPE promotes and strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, science and technology, sports, women’s issues, and health. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner.
The schedule of press events will include but is not limited to an opening session on Tuesday, June 23, and a U.S. press conference on Wednesday, June 24.
On June 22, Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken will co-host the fifth Strategic Security Dialogue (SSD) with his Chinese counterpart, Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui, June 22.
At the SSD, senior civilian and military officials will exchange views on a range of security issues of strategic importance to both countries.