On February 10, 2017, President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with President Donald Trump of the US.
Xi Jinping congratulated Donald Trump on his official assumption as President of the US, thanked Donald Trump for sending a letter to wish the Chinese people a happy Lantern Festival and Chinese Lunar Year of Rooster on February 8. Xi Jinping also spoke highly of Donald Trump's willingness to strive to expand China-US cooperation and develop constructive bilateral relations that benefit the two countries and the international society.
Donald Trump expressed his gratitude in this regard and wished President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people happy holidays again.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since Mr. President took office, the two sides have maintained close communication on topics of common concern. Facing the current complicated international situation and endless variety of challenges, the necessity and urgency of strengthening cooperation between China and the US have been further increased. The development of China and the US could fully complement each other and promote each other. Both countries could become very good cooperation partners. Developing sound bilateral relations not only conforms to the fundamental interests of the two peoples, but also is a due responsibility of China and the US towards the world as two major countries. China is actively committed to pursuing harmonious coexistence and win-win cooperation with all countries. We are ready to work with the US to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in such fields as economy, trade, investment, science and technology, energy, people-to-people and cultural engagement and infrastructure, reinforce communication and coordination in international and regional affairs and jointly safeguard world peace and stability.
Donald Trump said that he is glad to have telephone talks with President Xi Jinping. It is very important for the US and China to maintain high-level communication. He is satisfied with the close contact between the two sides since his assumption. He admires the historic achievements China has made and gives his regards to the Chinese people. Developing US-China relations has been widely supported by the US people. He believes that as cooperation partners, the US and China could elevate bilateral relations to new highs through joint efforts. The US side is devoted to reinforcing mutually beneficial cooperation in economy, trade, investment and other fields as well as in international affairs.
Donald Trump stressed that he fully understands the importance for the US government to adhere to the one-China policy. The US government firmly upholds the one-China policy.
Appreciating Donald Trump's emphasis on the US government's adherence to the one-China policy, Xi Jinping pointed out that the one-China policy is the political foundation for China-US relations. The Chinese side stands ready to make joint efforts with the US to cement communication and expand cooperation, so as to push bilateral relations for healthy and stable development, achieve more fruitful outcomes and benefit the two countries and the two peoples.
The two heads of state agreed to maintain close contact, exchange views on topics of common interests in time and beef up exchanges and cooperation in various fields. They also looked forward to meeting with each other at an early date.