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Xi meets Obama ahead of G20 summit

Editor: 郑丽敏 丨Xinhua

09-03-2016 20:32 BJT

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HANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama in the eastern city of Hangzhou on Saturday, on the eve of the G20 summit.

 Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama, who is here to attend the G20 summit, in Hangzhou, capital city of east China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama, who is here to attend the G20 summit, in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 3, 2016. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Xi spoke highly of the interactions between the two heads of state, as their previous meetings "all produced important consensus."

In particular, the decision to build a new type of major country relations between China and the United States has led to a series of concrete achievements in bilateral ties, Xi said.

Two-way trade, investment and personnel exchanges are at historical highs, he said, and both countries have worked together in combating climate change, advancing negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty, and establishing a mutual trust mechanism between the two militaries.

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Barack Obama, who is here to attend the G20 summit, in Hangzhou, capital city of east China

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Barack Obama, who is here to attend the G20 summit, in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 3, 2016. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Important progress was also made in fighting cyber crimes, coping with the Ebola epidemic in Africa, and facilitating a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, Xi said.

"All these have showcased the strategic importance and global influence of Sino-U.S. relations," the Chinese president said.

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