Xi's tour to be a milestone in China-US relations

Xinhua, September 23, 2015

The two countries should accelerate negotiation for a high-level and mutually balanced bilateral investment agreement as soon as possible in order to promote China-U.S. economic and trade relations.

We should promote military-to-military dialogues, improve communication mechanism in a bid to promote China-U.S. military relations.

We should jointly crack down on terrorism in all forms and safeguard world peace.

We should exert our respective advantages and shoulder respective obligations, jointly addressing climate change, which is a global challenge.

We should strengthen coordination and communication in major international and regional issues, making greater contributions to world peace, stability and prosperity.

During Xi's visit, the two sides are expected to reach more consensus in cooperation in various fields, promoting the process of the building of new type of major-country relations, producing more practical fruits and benefiting the two peoples.

Building the new type of major-country relations needs a solid foundation in public opinion. The people are the foundation of China-U.S. relations. Their understanding, participation and support are key to building a new type of major-country relations.

Chinese and American people are friendly toward each other. By promoting people-to-people exchanges, we hope to strengthen contact between the two people, enhance understanding, and expand the consensus and aspirations supporting the China-U.S. friendship.

President Xi will have extensive contact with American people from all walks of society during his visit. The visit will trigger a climax of China-U.S. friendship and consolidate the social and public opinion foundation of bilateral cooperation.

"Ascend another storey to have a further sight retrospect and prospect." China-U.S. relations are at a key point for linking the past and the future. People of both countries should take a far-sighted view while jointly advancing new relations between the two countries.

I believe that President Xi's first state visit to the United States will be a visit of communication, cooperation and friendship for the two peoples. The visit will surely become a new milestone in China-U.S. relations.

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