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Xi, Trump Agree to Boost Win-Win Cooperation, Develop Constructive China-U.S. Ties

Xi, Trump Agree to Boost Win-Win Cooperation, Develop Constructive China-U.S. Ties

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump pledged Friday to boost win-win cooperation in a variety of areas and develop a constructive China-U.S. relationship.
The two leaders made the pledge in a phone conversation Friday, the first of its kind since Trump took office in January.
Xi congratulated Trump on being inaugurated as U.S. president and thanked him for sending a letter Wednesday to extend his holiday greetings to the Chinese people, who are celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year -- the Year of the Rooster -- and the upcoming Lantern Festival that falls on Saturday.
Xi said he greatly appreciated Trump's willingness to expand China-U.S. cooperation and develop a constructive bilateral relationship that will benefit the two countries and the international community.
China and the United States have maintained close communication on issues of common concern since Trump's inauguration, Xi noted, saying that the necessity and urgency of strengthening China-U.S. cooperation is further increased in the face of the current complicated international situation and various challenges.
The development of China and the United States can complement each other and promote each other, and the two countries are totally capable of becoming good cooperative partners, said the Chinese president.
Xi said that building a sound China-U.S. relationship is in the fundamental interests of the two peoples, and it is also the responsibility China and the United States need to assume as the world's major countries.
China is committed to coexisting peacefully with other countries in the world, as well as conducting win-win cooperation with them, Xi said. (Xinhua)