Washington: The meeting between the US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping which begins tomorrow in Florida is an opportunity for them to chart a way forward for the bilateral ties between the two countries, the White House has said.
While the two leaders are likely to discuss a gamut of bilateral issues during the two-day meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, matters related to trade, economic policies and North Korea are expected to figure prominently during their talks, senior White House officials said yesterday.
“This is really an opportunity for the two leaders to exchange views on each other’s respective priorities and to chart a way forward for the US-China bilateral relationship,” a senior White House official said.
“They will be talking about areas of common interest and also some of the clear areas of difference that we need to address in the relationship. President Trump really views this meeting as a first step towards building a constructive and a result-oriented relationship,” the official told reporters ahead of the Mar-a-Lago summit between Trump and Xi. PTI