On November 14, 2016, President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with President-elect Donald Trump of the US.
Congratulating Donald Trump on his election as President of the US, Xi Jinping said that since the establishment of China-US diplomatic relationship 37 years ago, bilateral relations have been continuously moving forward, which has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples and also promoted world and regional peace, stability and prosperity. Facts have proven that cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the US. At present, China-US cooperation enjoys important opportunities and tremendous potential. Both sides should enhance coordination, boost the economic development of both countries and global economic growth and expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields, so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples and push China-US relations for better development.
Xi Jinping pointed out that as the largest developing country and the largest developed country as well as top two economies in the world, China and the US need cooperation and there are a lot of things could be done through cooperation. Attaching great importance to China-US relations, I am willing to make joint efforts with the US to advance bilateral relations and better benefit the two peoples and people of other countries.
Donald Trump said that he appreciates President Xi Jinping’s congratulation on his election as President of the US. He agrees with President Xi Jinping’s view on US-China relations. China is a great and important country and its sound development prospect is remarkable. Both countries could realize mutual benefit and win-win results. He is willing work with President Xi Jinping to strengthen bilateral cooperation. He believes that US-China relations could certainly achieve better development.
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agreed to keep close contact, build a sound working relationship and meet at an early date in order to exchange views on the development of bilateral relations and topics of common concern in time.
(This article is published on the official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry)