Chinese, US presidents hold second meeting in three months

September 6, 2013 7:54 am

, XI-OBAMAST PETERSBURG, Sep 6 – Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama met here on Friday for talks on bilateral ties and other issues of common concern.

Xi said the meeting reminded him of his last summit with Obama only three months ago, where the two presidents exchanged views on bilateral issues and on how to forge a new type of major-country relations between their countries.

“China and the United States have been working closely to implement the consensus reached at the summit,” Xi said, citing the achievements made at the fifth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue in July.

China-US relations have maintained sound development momentum, the Chinese president said, noting that the two countries have improved their military ties and kept communication and cooperation on major global and regional issues.

Obama said the United States and China have made progress in cooperation on climate change and strengthening military-to-military relations.

“We have agreed to build a new model of great-power relations based on practical cooperation and constructively mending differences,” he said.

It was the second meeting between Xi and Obama in three months.

At their first summit at the Annenberg estate in the US state of California on June 7-8, the two leaders agreed to build a new type of relations between major countries which could avoid the traditional path of confrontations and conflicts.


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