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Trump looks forward to visiting China

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2017-03-19 3:22:34 PM     ||     Updated: 2017-03-19 8:13:03 PM

Risingbd Desk: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states.

Mr Tillerson met the Chinese leader in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, as his East Asian tour comes to an end.

Mr Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Mr Tillerson's meetings.

"You said that China-US relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this," he said.

Mr Xi added that he had spoken to the US president several times.

"We are both expecting a new era for constructive development," he said.

Mr Tillerson said Mr Trump places a "very high value on the communications that have already occurred".

There was no mention of contentious issues like North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, or the status of Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

The meeting came as North Korea's military tested a new high-thrust engine, according to reports from Pyongyang's state news agency.

Washington wants China, the North's main trading partner, to use its influence to curb the weapons programmes.

Source: BBC

Risingbd/March 19, 2017/Mukul