Xi meets with lead­ers while at­tend­ing G20

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Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping held bi­lat­eral talks with lead­ers at­tend­ing the 13th G20 Sum­mit, which con­cluded on Satur­day in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina. Here are the high­lights of the meet­ings.

Dur­ing Xi’s meet­ing with In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, the two lead­ers agreed to in­crease mu­tual trust and bring bi­lat­eral ties to a higher level.

Xi said he is will­ing to main­tain close com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Modi and jointly lead the China-In­dia re­la­tions to faster, bet­ter and stead­ier de­vel­op­ment.

The two sides should uti­lize their di­a­logue mech­a­nisms on po­lit­i­cal and di­plo­matic af­fairs, bor­der is­sues, se­cu­rity, econ­omy, trade and cul­tural ex­changes to strengthen com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­crease mu­tual trust, Xi said.

The two sides should deepen their prac­ti­cal co­op­er­a­tion, ex­pand bi­lat­eral trade, and en­hance co­op­er­a­tion on in­vest­ment, health­care, poverty re­duc­tion, en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and dis­as­ter preven­tion and re­lief, Xi said. He also called for broader cul­tural ex­changes be­tween the two coun­tries.

The two sides should ex­plore ways to carry out co­op­er­a­tion with third par­ties in a broader scope and strengthen co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion in mul­ti­lat­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the United Na­tions, BRICS and the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Xi said.

China firmly sup­ports Saudi Ara­bia in its drive for eco­nomic di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion and so­cial re­form, and the two sides should boost their co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields, Xi said when meet­ing with Saudi Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man.

Xi said that China ap­proaches its re­la­tions with Saudi Ara­bia with a long-term per­spec­tive and at­taches strate­gic im­por­tance to the re­la­tions.

Sta­bil­ity and de­vel­op­ment in Saudi Ara­bia is the cor­ner­stone of pros­per­ity and progress in the Mid­dle East and the Gulf re­gion, Xi said.

He said the two na­tions should work to­gether to iden­tify syn­er­gies be­tween the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive and the Saudis’ Vi­sion 2030.

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Not­ing that the global econ­omy is fac­ing growing risks, Xi said that China and In­dia should in­crease co­or­di­na­tion and join hands for proper responses to such risks.

The two sides should ad­here to in­no­va­tion-led growth and deepen re­form so as to main­tain steady and rather fast eco­nomic growth, Xi said.

Xi also called for ef­forts to pro­mote South-South co­op­er­a­tion and high­lighted the need to ad­here to the core val­ues and prin­ci­ples of the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion and safe­guard the de­vel­op­ment space and rights of de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

The two sides should work to­gether to build an open world econ­omy, and make eco­nomic glob­al­iza­tion more open, in­clu­sive, bal­anced and ben­e­fi­cial to all, Xi said.

In­dia is will­ing to in­crease mu­tual trust with China, to make good use of the meet­ings of the spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tives of China and In­dia on the bound­ary is­sue and to main­tain peace and sta­bil­ity in the bor­der ar­eas, Modi said.

In­dia is also will­ing to push for­ward var­i­ous di­a­logues with China and deepen com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­op­er­a­tion on trade, medicine, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion, tourism, law en­force­ment and mul­ti­lat­eral af­fairs, Modi said. crown prince, Vi­sion 2030 aims to di­ver­sify Saudi Ara­bia’s econ­omy be­yond the en­ergy sec­tor.

Xi said he is happy that the con­sen­sus on bi­lat­eral ties has been grad­u­ally im­ple­mented, re­call­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of a com­pre­hen­sive strate­gic part­ner­ship and the ex­change of vis­its by him and King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud in re­cent years.

The crown prince, for his part, voiced strong sup­port for China and for co­op­er­a­tion within the frame­work of the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive. He also noted that China has be­come the top trad­ing part­ner of his coun­try.

Saudi Ara­bia ex­pects China to play a big­ger role on the global stage and would like to fa­cil­i­tate more ex­changes be­tween China and Arab coun­tries as well as the Is­lamic world more gen­er­ally, the crown prince said.

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