President Bush on His Talks with President Jiang Zemin
President Bush said that his talks with President Jiang Zemin this morning was very fruitful while attending a demonstration of the compressed natural gas (CNG) bus engine produced by Cummins Corporation of the United States on the afternoon of February 21at St. Regis Hotel he was staying.
Bush said that he and President Jiang Zemin held discussions about major issues and the talks covered trade, environmental protection and other issues.
Bush said that the relations between the US and China are solid, adding that China is a great nation and enjoys great potentials. He went on to say that bilateral cooperation in trade, China's accession to the WTO and anti-terrorism serves the interests of the US. He pointed out that the US is a Pacific country and it is necessary to maintain good relations with other countries in the same region. He said that as far as the US is concerned, no country is more important than China in this region, adding that to maintain close dialogues with China conforms to the national interests of the US. He said that though there are some disagreements between the two countries, they should resolve these disagreements through mutual respect.
He said that the demonstration of the Cummins Corporation today has vividly shown that trade between the two countries benefits the two peoples.