Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 8th Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former US Secretary of State Kissinger in the Great Hall of the People on the 8th.
Xi Jinping pointed out that Dr. Kissinger is an old friend of the Chinese people and has made a historic contribution to the development of Sino-US relations. We will not forget this. For more than 40 years, Sino-US relations have experienced storms and bumps, but the overall situation has remained stable. The world today is facing a major change in the past 100 years. The international community is generally expecting Sino-US relations to continue to move in the right direction. I and President Trump agreed to meet during the G20 summit in Argentina, and the two sides can have an in-depth exchange of views on issues of common concern.
Xi Jinping emphasized that China and the United States must have accurate judgments on each other's strategic intentions. For some time, the negative voices in China involving China have increased, which deserves attention. China adheres to the path of peaceful development and remains committed to developing Sino-US relations that are free from conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation. We are willing to properly resolve the two countries through friendly consultations on the basis of equality and mutual benefit and in the spirit of mutual understanding and mutual accommodation. Problems in the development of relationships. At the same time, the US side should also respect China's rights and reasonable rights and interests in accordance with the road of its choice, and work in tandem with China to jointly safeguard the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations.
Kissinger said that he is very happy to come to China again at an important moment when US-China relations have entered a new stage and to see President Xi Jinping. In the past few decades, I have visited China many times and witnessed the development of China. Under the current situation, US-China cooperation is crucial to world peace and prosperity. I highly appreciate China's efforts to this end. Developing US-China relations requires strategic thinking and foresight. The United States and China must better understand each other, strengthen strategic communication, continuously expand common interests, properly manage differences, and show the world that the common interests of the United States and China are far greater than differences. It is hoped that President Trump and President Xi Jinping will have a successful meeting during the G20 summit in Argentina.
Wang Yi attended the meeting.
(Article source: Xinhuanet)
(Original title: Xi Jinping met with former US Secretary of State Kissinger)