On Thursday, the White House hosted a meeting of the President of the United States Donald Trump with Vice Premier of the state Council of the PRC, head of the Chinese delegation to the Sino-US comprehensive economic dialogue Liu Khe.
Arriving in Washington to participate in the 9th round of the Sino-American trade and economic consultations at a high level, Liu he conveyed to D. Trump his sincere greetings and an oral message from Chinese President XI Jinping.
The message says that over the past month, the parties have held intensive consultations and achieved new significant progress on the text of the Sino-American trade and economic agreement. XI Jinping called on both sides to adhere to the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, to resolve issues of mutual interest in order to complete negotiations on the text of the Sino-American trade and economic agreement as soon as possible.
“In this situation, when the healthy and stable development of Sino-American relations affects the interests of the peoples of China and the United States, as well as the interests of the peoples of all countries of the world, our strategic leadership is especially necessary,” the Chinese President said. He expressed readiness to maintain close contacts with the US President to achieve new progress in the development of bilateral relations.
Liu Khe said that the Chinese and American negotiating teams had held fruitful consultations over the past two days and reached a new consensus on the text of the Sino-American trade and economic agreement. The parties, guided by the consensus reached by the heads of the two States, will continue consultations in order to achieve greater progress on issues of mutual interest and the early completion of negotiations to promote healthy and stable development of bilateral trade and economic relations, the Deputy Prime Minister of the state Council added.
Donald Trump thanked XI Jinping for the oral message and asked Liu Khe to convey his sincere greetings to the President of China. According to the head of the White House, at present, the US-Chinese relations are developing successfully and dynamically, are at the highest level in history. He said that he was very pleased that the bilateral trade and economic consultations had made great progress. The President expressed hope that the parties will continue their efforts to reach a comprehensive historical agreement as soon as possible, which will benefit not only the United States and China, but the whole world. D. Trump noted that he hopes to meet with XI Jinping after reaching an agreement to witness jointly an important moment. He especially thanked XI Jinping for the important decision taken by the Chinese side to include all substances containing fentanyl in the additional list of controlled drugs and psychotropic substances for non-medical purposes. According to him, it is great importance for the people of the United States and the US-China cooperation in the fight against drugs.