Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to join President Donald J. Trump for meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping April 6-7. At the outset of the visit, Secretary Tillerson underscored the importance of the United States’ relationship with China and our commitment ensuring the ties between our nations endure for the future.
Secretary Tillerson said, “In the past 40 years, the United States and China have developed deep ties, and this administration is committed to ensuring these ties endure for the next 40 years. We do desire to establish policies that maintain a constructive, cooperative, and results-oriented trajectory.”
The Secretary underscored that the United States will pursue economic engagement with China that prioritizes the economic well-being of the American people noting, “The chief goal of our trade policies is the prosperity of the American worker. To that end, we will pursue economic engagement with China that prioritizes the economic well-being of the American people.”
This blog first appearched on the U.S. State Department website on April 7, 2017