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First China-US social, people-to-people dialogue produces sound results

Updated: Sep 29,2017 2:47 PM     Xinhua

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump met with visiting Vice-Premier Liu Yandong in the White House on Sept 28, with the two sides pledging to strengthen people-to-people exchanges and cooperation.

Liu said with joint efforts, the first China-US social and people-to-people dialogue which was held on Sept 28 in Washington achieved sound results. The dialogue was co-chaired by Liu and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Liu expressed the hope that the two sides will seriously implement the consensuses reached by President Xi Jinping and Trump, promote cooperation in such fields as education, science and technology, culture, health, sports, environmental protection and local administration, and make full use of the unique role of people-to-people exchanges, so as to constantly reinforce the social and public support for China-US relations.

Beijing welcomes Trump’s state visit to China later this year at Xi’s invitation, and is willing to work with Washington to prepare for it and make it a historic success, Liu said.

For his part, Trump said he is looking forward to his upcoming state visit to China and meeting with Xi again. He believed the visit would be a success.

It is extremely important to strengthen people-to-people exchanges with China, he said, expressing the hope that the two sides will further expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields.