Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (L) meets with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in Washington D.C. June 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Xinhua) -- China is willing to enhance exchange of legislative bodies at all levels with the United States to further cement people-to-people ties between the two countries, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said here Thursday.
Yang made the remark during a meeting with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, adding that such exchange will help further bilateral relationship between the two countries and deepen friendship between the two peoples.
At the meeting, Yang noted that China and the United States have made new and important progress on bilateral ties following the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida in April.
China is willing to work with the United States to expand cooperation in various areas and constructively manage differences and handle sensitive issues, Yang said.
Ryan said developing a good bilateral relationship is in the interest of both the United States and China as well as the international community. He added that the U.S. Congress is willing to enhance exchange with the National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
On Thursday, Yang also met with Bob Corker, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and exchanged views with him on China-U.S. relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.