China's Xi Jinping says China-US relationship important
"The China-U.S. relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world," Xi said
June 27, 2018 / 06:08 PM IST
China President Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that if their two countries are able to develop a good relationship, it will benefit peace, stability and prosperity globally.
"The China-US relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world," Xi said, as they met in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
In recent years, China-US military ties have maintained a good momentum and China hopes this can continue, Xi added.