US And China Pledge To Cooperate To Denuclearize North Korea
“The relationship is something which we are working very hard to make it a fair and reciprocal one, trade between US and China has not been fair to the US,” Trump
Chinese President Xi Jin Ping who met his US counterpart Donald Trump assured him of closer cooperation on North Korea and the US agenda of denuclearizing the country. “China believes that closer cooperation between the two countries is the only correct choice and that the relations between the two countries have entered a new historic starting point,” said Xi.
“We agreed not to replicate the failed approaches of the past, and there were many. We agreed on the need to fully implement all UNSC resolutions on North Korea until it abandons its reckless and dangerous path,” Trump said.
Xi welcomed the US president and the first lady Melania Trump in Beijing. Xi and Trump also addressed the issue of trade deficit between the two countries. “This relationship is something which we are working very hard to make it a fair and reciprocal one, trade between US and China has not been fair to US,” Trump said in his address.
“I don’t blame China. Who can blame a country that is able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? I give China great credit,” US president added.
During his presidential campaign, Trump had accused China of raping the US economy. However, his speech echoed a different tone to China, while he blamed previous US administrations for the current trade deficit. Trumps’ China visit has led to the two leaders signing trade deals worth 253 billion dollars. Xi also promised to be more open to foreign firms especially US-based to operate in China.
US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, briefed the reporters after the meetings as the two leaders did not take any question from the media, saying that the U.S. delegation was quite pleased because there was no disagreement on North Korea.