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First US-China diplomatic, security dialogue in Washington tomorrow

The meeting will be essential for managing and resolving disputes by increasing mutual trust

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and the United States will hold their first diplomatic and dialogue on Wednesday in

State Councilor Yang Jiechi, US Secretary of State and Defense Secretary James Mattis will co-chair the dialogue, foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing on Friday

According to experts, the dialogue will be essential for managing and resolving disputes by increasing mutual trust and seeking a consensus, as differences continue to define the two countries' relationship, reports the Global Times.

General Fang Fenghui, a member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the CMC Joint Staff Department, will also participate in the dialogue. The two sides will exchange views on and other issues of common concern, Lu said.

According to Tao Wenzhao, senior research fellow at the Institute of Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, compared to economic and relations, or military relations between and the US have lagged behind, so the dialogue can be considered a "breakthrough" in bilateral security ties.

The diplomatic and security dialogue is one of four high-level mechanisms established during the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and in April this year. The other three are dialogues on economics, law enforcement and and on social, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 13:59 IST