Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed on maintaining the strategic leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in developing bilateral relations.
“Both sides should draw the future roadmap for the development of China-U.S. ties, and increase trust and defuse doubts on major and sensitive issues in line with the goal set by the heads of state,” Xi said during their talks in Beijing.
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 Xi and 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.
“The positive trend in the Chinese and U.S. economies is good news for both countries and the rest of the world,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after meeting with US President Donald Trump, as reported by Xinhua News Agency.
“It is inevitable that there are differences and frictions, such as the trade deficit issue the U.S. side is concerned about,” Li said.
“China never pursues a trade surplus with any country, and the rapid development of Sino-U.S. economic and trade ties over the past decades since the establishment of their diplomatic ties has proved that their cooperation is highly complementary and relatively balanced,” the premier said.