China stands ready to work with the US to follow through on important common understandings between the two presidents at their meeting in Bali, a foreign ministry spokesperson said in Beijing on Thursday.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mao Ning made the remarks at a regular press briefing in Beijing when asked about people-to-people exchanges between China and the US following the two presidents’ meeting in Bali.
“China-US people-to-people exchange is very important and the two sides need to encourage the expansion of such exchange in all sectors,” Mao said. “This is a common understanding reached between the two presidents at their meeting in Bali.”
No matter what happens with China-US relations, people will always remember the love and friendship they have for each other, Mao said.
China and the US are two countries with different histories, cultures, social systems and development paths, but “such differences should not become an obstacle to trust and friendship between the Chinese and American peoples, still less to growing China-US relations,” the spokesperson said.
“China stands ready to work with the US to follow through on the important common understandings between the two presidents at their meeting in Bali, advance people-to-people exchange and cement public support for the sound and steady growth of China-US relations.”
(Compiled by Wu Meixuan)