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Xi calls for joint efforts in building long-term, stable China-U.S. relations

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

01-18-2017 07:04 BJT

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DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for joint efforts by China and the United States in building a long-term, stable and cooperative relationship to meet the interests of both countries and the world.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Xi made the remarks when meeting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Davos, Switzerland.

Xi asked Biden to convey his good wishes to U.S. President Barack Obama.

He spoke positively of Biden's contributions to promoting China-U.S. relations as well as the mutual understanding and friendship between peoples of the two countries.

Bilateral ties have experienced ups and downs but generally kept moving forward since the two countries established diplomatic relations 38 years ago, said Xi.

China-U.S. relations have been developing in the right direction and have achieved positive outcomes with the joint efforts of the two sides, especially since he and Obama reached consensus on building a new type of major country relationship between the two countries over three years ago, Xi said.

The stock of bilateral trade and mutual investment as well as personnel exchanges have hit a record high, he said.

Biden congratulated Xi on his important and wonderful speech delivered at the opening session of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.

He conveyed Obama's cordial greetings to President Xi and thanked Xi for his positive efforts in advancing U.S.-China ties.

Marking U.S.-China relations as a very important bilateral relationship, Biden said the growth and prosperity of the United States and China are both of crucial importance to the world in the 21st century.

The United States hopes that the two nations could continue to deepen mutual trust and expand cooperation, said Biden. 

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