Trump’s visit great opportunity for China-US relations: ambassador

Washington

US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Beijing will be a great opportunity for China-U.S. relations, said Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the United States on Monday.
Cui made the remarks at a press briefing held at the Chinese embassy in Washington. Trump is expected to visit China next month as part of his five-stop tour in Asia that will also take him to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.
His tour to Beijing will make him the first visiting foreign head of state after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Cui said. The visit will be a great opportunity for China-U.S. relations, especially after the 19th CPC National Congress which reaffirmed that China will continue to follow the path of peaceful development, noticed the ambassador.
China will continue to seek the expansion and convergence of common interests with the rest of the world, and will continue to stand for better, closer, and more effective coordinations with other countries, especially the United States, said Cui. President Trump will come to China at the very historic moment, and his visit will continue his strategic communications with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the basis of their earlier “very good dialogue”, phone calls and a number of letters, Cui said.
“Our teams are working very closely for President Trump’s state visit, and we hope it will be a successful and very productive visit,” Cui said.—Xinhua

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