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Xi holds phone conversation with Trump

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President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China and the United States should maintain communication to try to find a way to properly solve their trade issues and achieve mutually beneficial and win-win results.

Xi made the remarks during a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump. The two leaders also exchanged views on China-U.S. relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Xi said he hopes that the two countries will earnestly implement the consensus reached by him and Trump during the U.S. president’s visit to China last November.

China and the United States should maintain high-level exchanges and communications at all levels under the principles of mutual respect and mutual benefit, Xi said, adding that the two sides should focus on cooperation and work to manage differences so as to promote healthy and stable development of bilateral ties.

Xi also called on the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to build mutual trust and resolve each other’s concerns through dialogue, so as to jointly push for a political solution to the Korean Peninsula issue.

He asked the U.S. side to consider Pyongyang’s reasonable security concerns.

Voicing support for the possible meeting between Trump and DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un, Xi said China is willing to continue playing an active role in realizing the denuclearization of the Peninsula as well as the lasting peace and stability in the region.

For his part, Trump expressed his willingness to make concerted efforts with China to strengthen practical cooperation in various fields and properly handle the U.S.-China trade issue.

On the Korean Peninsula issue, Trump said the United States will enhance communication and coordination with China to jointly push forward a solution through talks and negotiations.