24 August 2019

Xi looks forward to talks with Obama at APEC summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is looking forward to fruitful talks with his American counterpart Barack Obama when he visits Beijing to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ summit in November, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Xi made the remarks during his meeting with senior Washington officials who attended the sixth China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the fifth China-US High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange held in Beijing on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Chinese leader praised the progress of the meetings, urging the working groups of both sides to implement the consensus of this round of talks.

He said he and Obama are determined to ensure the healthy and stable growth of bilateral relations. “China is willing to make concerted efforts to this end,” Xi was quoted as saying.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, for his part, described the meetings as “excellent”. He said Xi’s remarks at the opening of the annual talks raised the level of the dialogue.

He also quoted Obama as saying the United States welcomes and hopes to see a “strong, prosperous and stable” China.

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