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Xi Jinping Meets with US President Donald Trump
2017/07/13

On July 8, 2017 local time, President Xi Jinping met with President Donald Trump of the US after the closing ceremony of the G20 Hamburg Summit, exchanging in-depth views on China-US relations and major international and regional issues of common concern.

Xi Jinping pointed out that since the Mar-a-Lago meeting, the working teams of both sides have pushed bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields for new progress on the basis of the consensus reached by the two heads of state. In the next phase, both sides should make joint efforts to firmly hold the general direction of China-US relations, stick to mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win results, expand practical cooperation in various fields, and strengthen coordination on international and regional issues, so as to push forward bilateral relations for healthy and stable development.

The two heads of state agreed to maintain close high-level exchanges, and enhance bilateral strategic mutual trust. Both sides decided to hold the first round of comprehensive economic dialogue on July 19, and will hold the first round of law enforcement and cyber-security dialogue, and social and people-to-people and cultural dialogue in the near future. The two sides will make full use of the four high-level dialogue mechanisms to enhance mutual trust and advance practical cooperation.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the 100-day plan on China-US economic cooperation has made important progress, and both sides are discussing carrying out a one year cooperation plan. Both sides should jointly push forward bilateral economic relations for healthy and stable development, actively advance exchanges and cooperation in law enforcement, cyber security, people-to-people and cultural engagement, local affairs and other fields, and promote the development of bilateral military relations. Chinese Defense Minister and US Secretary of Defense should exchange visits at an early date, and jointly make good preparation for Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff’s visit to China this August, the first dialogue between the joint staffs of the two militaries this November, and the Chinese navy's participation in the 2018 Pacific Rim military drill.

Xi Jinping stressed that both sides should respect each others’ core interests and major concerns, and properly handle disputes and sensitive issues.

Donald Trump expressed that he is very pleased to build a sound working relationship with President Xi Jinping. At present, US-China relations enjoy a fairly good development. China is an important trading partner of the US, as well as an influential country in international affairs. The US stands ready to, together with China, expand dialogues and mutually beneficial cooperation in relevant fields, and maintain communication and coordination in major international and regional issues.

Both sides exchanged in-depth views on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. Xi Jinping stressed that the Chinese side has always committed to denuclearizing the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability of the peninsula and solving problems through dialogues and consultations. China has made its principle and position clear many times, while making necessary responses to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s violations of UN Security Council resolutions, the international community should also put more efforts in promoting dialogues and controlling the situation. China reiterated its opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea by the US. The two heads of state agreed to continue to maintain close communication and coordination on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Both sides also discussed other issues of common concern, and exchanged views on strengthening China-US coordination and cooperation under the G20 framework.

Wang Huning, Wang Yang, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US, several members of cabinet of the US, senior White House officials of the US and others were present.

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