Xi, Trump Agree on Lead­ing Role in Sino–US Ties

Fiji Sun - - China News - Xin­hua

Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping and vis­it­ing United States Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Thurs­day agreed on main­tain­ing the strate­gic lead­ing role of headof-state diplo­macy in de­vel­op­ing bi­lat­eral relations.

“Both sides should draw the fu­ture roadmap for the de­vel­op­ment of China-US ties, and in­crease trust and defuse doubts on ma­jor and sen­si­tive is­sues in line with the goal set by the heads of state,” Pres­i­dent Xi said dur­ing their talks in Bei­jing.

Mr Trump also pledged to main­tain close com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Xi and pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of bi­lat­eral ties and co­op­er­a­tion on in­ter­na­tional af­fairs.

The two sides agreed to in­crease ex­changes at var­i­ous lev­els, give a full play to the four high-level di­a­logue mech­a­nisms ini­ti­ated by Mr Xi and Mr Trump – the diplo­matic and se­cu­rity di­a­logue, the com­pre­hen­sive eco­nomic di­a­logue, the law en­force­ment and cy­ber se­cu­rity di­a­logue, and the so­cial and peo­ple-to-peo­ple di­a­logue.


“We be­lieve Sino-US relations con­cern not only the well-be­ing of both peo­ples, but also world peace, pros­per­ity and sta­bil­ity,” Mr Xi said dur­ing the talks.

The pres­i­dents agreed that co­op­er­a­tion is the “only cor­rect choice” for China and the United States, and a bet­ter fu­ture would only be achieved through win-win co­op­er­a­tion. Mr Xi noted that the Sino-US relations are “at a new his­toric start­ing point” and China is will­ing to work to­gether with the United States to re­spect each other, seek mu­tual ben­e­fit and rec­i­proc­ity, fo­cus on co­op­er­a­tion, and man­age and con­trol dif­fer­ences.

Mr Trump said the two coun­tries have a great re­la­tion­ship and their co­op­er­a­tion ac­cords with fun­da­men­tal in­ter­ests of both and is crucial to re­solv­ing world prob­lems.

Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping and US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in Bei­jing, China, be­ing cheered on by chil­dren.

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