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Differences with China must be properly handled by the United States as both countries strive to forge a new type of advantageous relationship between big powers, President Hu Jintao said on Tuesday.
Analysts said that Hu is addressing the key to a stable and beneficial relationship, especially ahead of November's US presidential election.
Hu put forward a proposal outlining a new model of great-power relations, a concept he initiated in a speech during the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue held in May in Beijing.
Hu said on Tuesday that both countries should maintain high-level strategic communication, manage differences and keep any potential interference at bay.
He said he hoped that the US will adopt a positive and pragmatic approach, respect China's interests and prevent domestic politics from disturbing ties.
US President Barack Obama agreed with Hu on developing the next phase of the relationship.
The US is ready to work with China to cultivate a new model of great-power relations to effectively tackle global challenges, Obama said.
A prosperous and stable China is in the interests of the US and the world, just as a prosperous and growing US benefits China and the world, he said.
The leaders met during the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, their second meeting this year and the 12th in three years.
Both leaders commented positively on ties, analysts said, but emphasized that more needs to be done to enhance trust.