China is willing to build a cooperative partnership with the United States based on mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win results, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Thursday. Yang made the remarks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, two days before the annual leaders\' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Honolulu. The upcoming meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama is of great significance to the steady development of China-U.S. relations, Yang said. He added that under the current situation, China is ready to make concerted efforts with the United States to deepen understanding and enhance mutual trust, and to better carry out the consensus reached by the two countries\' leaders. For her part, Clinton said President Obama is looking forward to his meeting with President Hu. The U.S. side values its cooperative partnership with China, which is not only in the interests of both sides, but also of great importance to the world at large, she said. Clinton voiced her hope that the two sides would join hands to make U.S.-China relations develop smoothly. Yang and Clinton expressed their willingness to strive for positive outcomes from the APEC summit. The two sides also exchanged views on some international and regional issues of common concern, including the situation on the Korean Peninsula and Iran\'s nuclear issue.