Mar-a-Logo, Florida, Apr. 7 (BNA): Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on China and the United States to bring the two peoples more benefits as the world's two biggest economies develop ties.
Addressing a welcome banquet hosted by US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, Xi said he and Trump held good talks, reaching important consensus for the development of China-US ties.
The two countries are willing to expand cooperation in trade and investment, diplomacy and security, law enforcement and cyber security, cultural and people-to-people exchanges on the basis of mutual respect and benefit, said Xi.
He also urged the two countries to manage differences and address sensitive issues in a constructive way.
Xi expressed his readiness to lead, together with President Trump, people who have good wishes and passion to upgrade China-U.S. relations.
Trump congratulated Xi on his achievements in leading China's development and the international respect Xi earned in the process.
Trump said he had a good discussion with Xi in their first meeting, exchanged opinions on a wide array of topics, and established a warm personal rapport.
Xi arrived in the southeastern US coastal town of Palm Beach on Thursday afternoon, starting his first meeting with Trump in a bid to push forward China-U.S. relations from a new starting point.
The two leaders exchanged in-depth views with each other on major global and regional issues of common concern. They are to further their discussion later.