Chinese state councilor meets Trump, urges better coordination on int'l issues

Visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met US President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday.

Visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met US President Donald Trump at the White House's Oval Office on Friday, urging the two nations to enhance coordination and cooperation on international issues.

Sending Trump the sincere regards of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Yang said the two nations should manage and control their disputes and sensitive issues properly, and implement the consensus reached by Trump and Xi during their meeting last November in Beijing.

The two presidents agreed in their Beijing meeting that China and the United States have wide-ranging common interests and the significant responsibilities of securing world peace, prosperity and stability, Yang said.

He further said the situation of China-US ties has global relevance, and promoting the bilateral relationship is not only in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples, but also meets the common aspirations of international society.

Yang said Xi and Trump have mapped out the future direction of bilateral efforts in their close contacts via telephone calls and letters, in which the two top leaders said they wanted to accelerate bilateral cooperation in multiple areas.

He added that the two sides are expected to maintain close communication at all levels, host the second round of the four high-level dialogue channels on the fronts of diplomacy and security, law enforcement and cyber security, social and cultural issues as well as economy.

The senior Chinese official also urged the two nations to expand their cooperation in economy and trade, military, law enforcement, drug control and people-to-people exchanges, among other areas.

Yang also met US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner to exchange ideas on promoting China-US cooperation on bilateral, regional and international issues.

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