Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.)

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 19, 2017


The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Secretary Rex Tillerson met with President Xi Jinping for 30 minutes on Sunday at The Hall of the People in Beijing. The two leaders discussed the progress in China-U.S. relations since the historic opening 40 years ago.

Both President Xi and Secretary Tillerson agreed there are opportunities for greater cooperation between China and the United States, but acknowledged there are, and will be in the future, differences between the two countries.

Secretary Tillerson also conveyed that President Trump is anticipating the two will soon be able to meet face-to-face for discussions that will chart the course for future U.S.-China relations.