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Xi Jinping Holds Telephone Talks at Request with President Donald Trump of the United States (US)


On the evening of December 20, 2019, President Xi Jinping held telephone talks at request with President Donald Trump of the United States (US).

Donald Trump expressed, the phase-one economic and trade agreement reached between the US and China is good for the two countries and the whole world. Both countries' markets and the world have responded very positively to the agreement. The US side is willing to maintain close communication with the Chinese side and strive for the signing and implementation of the agreement at an early date.

Xi Jinping pointed out, China and the US have reached the phase-one economic and trade agreement on the basis of equality and mutual respect. Against the backdrop of an extremely complicated international environment, the agreement benefits China, the US, as well as peace and prosperity of the whole world.

Xi Jinping emphasized, the economic and trade cooperation between China and the US has made significant contributions to the stability and development of China-US relations and the development of the world economy. Modern economy and modern technologies have integrated the world as a whole, thus making the interests of China and the US more intertwined with each other. The two sides will have some differences in cooperation. As long as both sides keep holding the mainstream of China-US economic and trade cooperation featuring mutual benefit and win-win outcomes, and always respect each other's national dignity, sovereignty and core interests, we will overcome difficulties on the way of progress, and push forward bilateral economic and trade relations under the new historical conditions, so as to benefit the two countries and the two peoples.

Xi Jinping stressed, China expresses serious concerns over the US side's recent negative words and actions on issues related to China's Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Xi Zang. The US behaviors have interfered in China's internal affairs and harmed the Chinese side's interests, which is detrimental to the mutual trust and bilateral cooperation. China hopes that the US side will earnestly implement the important consensus reached by us over various meetings and telephone talks, pay high attention and attach great importance to the Chinese side's concerns, and prevent bilateral relations and important agendas from being disturbed.

Donald Trump said, I am looking forward to having the opportunity to maintain regular communication with you by various means. And I am confident that both countries can properly handle differences, and US-China relations can maintain smooth development.

Xi Jinping said, I am willing to maintain contacts with you by various means, exchange views over bilateral relations and international affairs, and jointly promote China-US relations based on coordination, cooperation and stability.

The two heads of state also exchanged views on the situation of the Korean Peninsula. Xi Jinping stressed, it is imperative to stick to the general direction of a political settlement. All parties should meet each other halfway, and maintain dialogue and momentum for the relaxation of the situation, which is in the common interests of all parties.

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