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Trump discusses bilateral ties with Chinese Vice Premier

Washington, May 18: US President Donald Trump has met Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy and Vice Premier Liu He to discuss bilateral ties here at the White House. Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, leads a delegation whose members come from major economic sectors of the Chinese government, Xinhua reported.

Liu said on Thursday that guided by Xi and Trump, the bilateral ties have achieved important and positive progresses. For his part, Trump said he values the good working relations and personal friendship with Xi. He added that he is willing to continue to keep close contact with Xi so as to ensure that the bilateral relationships could continue to move forward. Trump said that it is very important for the two nations to keep a sound cooperative relationship in economy and trade.

The two nations should prioritize trade and investment cooperation in such areas as energy and manufacturing, expand agricultural product trade and market access, and deepen bilateral cooperation on intellectual property rights protection, so as to create more tangible benefits for the two peoples, Trump said. (IANS)

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