Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 13, 2013

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that the fifth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Washington, DC, during the week of July 8-12, 2013. 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 Chinese delegation and their U.S. colleagues. 

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 economic and strategic interest, and will follow up on discussions Secretary Lew had with China’s new leadership in March and Secretary Kerry had in Beijing April 13-14. 

Further details regarding the precise dates, press credentialing and press opportunities will be made available in the weeks ahead.


PRN: 2013/0411