Beijing, China (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished her meeting on economic and strategic points with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Tuesday, the two sides announced.
Wen called the two-day dialogue a "success" and said it showed both China and the United States are willing to cooperate.
"It is better for China and the United States to have dialogue rather than engaging in confrontation," Wen said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
The dialogues could promote mutual understanding and consensus, Wen said, according to Xinhua.
The two countries signed a number of memorandums, including some on nuclear safety and customs. They discussed climate change and other environmental topics including clean water, clean energy, wetlands protection, bio-fuels and electric vehicles, the State Department said.
They pledged to continue talking about human rights, the State Department said. China and the United States held a dialogue on the issue earlier this month in Washington and plan to hold the next round in China next year, the State Department said.
Other topics included fighting corruption, counterterrorism, arms control and United Nations peacekeeping operations, the State Department said.
The two sides planned to meet again on several of the issues they discussed, the State Department said.