U.S. President Donald Trump (L) meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong at the White House in Washington D.C. Sept. 28, 2017. It is extremely important to strengthen people-to-people exchange with China, Donald Trump said during the meeting.(Xinhua/White House)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump met with visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong in the White House on Thursday, with the two sides pledging to strengthen people-to-people exchanges and cooperation.
Liu said with joint efforts, the first China-U.S. social and people-to-people dialogue which was held on Thursday in Washington D.C. achieved sound results. The dialogue was co-chaired by Liu and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Liu expressed the hope that the two sides will seriously implement he consensuses reached by Chinese 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-U.S. 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.