Washington, Feb 28: US President Dold Trump on Monday met visiting Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi at the White House, pledging to enhance bilateral high-level exchanges and cooperation, a media report said. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said Yang Jiechi met Trump on Monday, following his meetings with tiol Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, presidential adviser Jared Kushner and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Efe news reported. “It was an opportunity to start a dialogue,” said Spicer, adding that Yang and the US officials discussed shared interests in tiol security.
Trump, in a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last month, had also laid the foundation for a future meeting that may take place during the July G20 summit in Germany.
“Chi is willing to enhance exchanges with the US at all levels from top down, and expand coordition and cooperation with America on bilateral, regiol and global issues, respect each others’ core interests and major concerns,” the People’s Daily quoted Yang as saying. “Ensuring the steady and healthy development of the Chi-US ties will surely benefit both peoples and the world as a whole.” (IANS)