Chinese president wraps up US trip

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping left here for Beijing on Monday after concluding his first state visit to the US and first appearance at the UN headquarters.

On September 22, Xi arrived at the US West Coast hub of Seattle, where he attended a China-US governors forum and delivered a speech on China-US relations at a welcome dinner.

Calling for concerted efforts to advance the new model of major-country relationship between China and the US, he suggested in the speech that the two countries read each other’s strategic intentions correctly, firmly promote win-win cooperation, manage differences properly and effectively, and foster friendly feelings between the two peoples, reported Xinhua.

He also reached out to a cross-section of American society, talking with entrepreneurs of both countries and visiting a Boeing factory, the Microsoft headquarters and a local high school.

Xi’s state visit to the US culminated in the capital city of Washington. Upon his arrival in the city on September 24, he had a three-hour-long informal meeting with his US counterpart, Barack Obama.

On September 25, Xi held formal talks with Obama, met the press and attended a state dinner.

While addressing the welcoming ceremony, Xi said China and the US “have no choice but to seek win-win cooperation”.

The Chinese president made a six-point proposal for the development of China-US relations during talks with Obama, which he described as “fruitful and constructive”.

He also met US Congress leaders and attended a welcoming luncheon hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Xi’s visit yielded fruitful results.

Concluding his state visit to the US, Xi arrived in New York on September 26 for a series of UN summits and conferences upon the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the world body.

Xi addressed the UN General Assembly, the UN Sustainable Development Summit, a women’s affairs summit and a peacekeeping summit; presided over a South-South cooperation roundtable co-organized by China and the United Nations; and attended a leader’s luncheon on climate change.

Xi expounded China’s stances on international affairs, called for a new type of international relations and announced a series of measures in support of the UN and developing countries.

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