On February 28, 2017 local time, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who was visiting the US, met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US at the US State Department.
Yang Jiechi noted that when President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump held telephone talks not long ago, they unanimously agreed to make joint efforts to push China-US relations for greater development. In the next phase, China is willing to, together with the US, in accordance with the consensus reached by the two heads of state, adhere to the principles of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, enhance exchanges at high level and all levels, deepen bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields, expand communication and coordination on international, regional and global issues, respect each other's core interests and major concerns and push China-US relations for constant, healthy and stable development, so as to benefit the two peoples as well as people of various countries in the world.
Rex Tillerson expressed that President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping set a positive tone for the development of US-China relations. The US is willing to make joint efforts with China to view bilateral relations from a wider perspective, strengthen high-level dialogues and exchanges, constantly expand cooperation in various fields and properly handle sensitive issues through consultations, so as to make US-China relations achieve better development and make more contributions to promoting international and regional peace and prosperity.
Both sides also exchanged views on international and regional topics of common interests.