China to work for investment treaty with US, infra cooperation with Turkey: Vice Premier Wang

Wang met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and the Turkish counterpart Mehmet Simsek in Beijing on Sunday.

China will push forward negotiations with the U.S. on an investment treaty and an environmental goods agreement and is ready to cooperate with Turkey on infrastructure, trade, finance, security and people-to-people exchanges, the Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Sunday.

Wang met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Turkish counterpart Mehmet Simsek in Beijing on Sunday following the G20 conference ended on Saturday.

Wang said both the China and the US, having achieved key progress in bilateral ties over the past year, should work together to set the economic agenda for this year's meetings between the two countries' presidents.

The world's second largest economy is also ready to work with the United States to ensure the success of the eighth annual economic dialogue.

The vice premier hoped the two sides will enhance mutual trust and control their disputes to advance economic ties in a healthy and sustainable way.

Meanwhile, Lew said the U.S. is willing to maintain communication and coordination with China on bilateral and global economic issues. The treasury secretary his country supports China to host the G20 Hangzhou Summit.

The G20 Hangzhou Summit is slated for Sept. 4-5 with a theme of "Towards an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy."

At the same time, the Turkish leader Simsek said his country attaches great importance to the ties with China and will deepen cooperation with it within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative in pursuit of common development.