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Xi Jinping and His Wife Mme. Peng Liyuan Attend Welcoming Dinner Hosted by President Donald Trump of the US and His Wife Mme. Melania Trump

On the evening of April 6, 2017 local time, President Xi Jinping and his wife Mme. Peng Liyuan attended the welcoming dinner hosted by President Donald Trump of the US and his wife Mme. Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Florida of the US.

The banquet hall of Mar-a-Lago was full of bright lights and blooming flowers. At around 7:00 p.m., Xi Jinping and Mme. Peng Liyuan arrived at the banquet hall, and exchanged warm greetings with Donald Trump and his wife Mme. Melania Trump. Donald Trump and Mme. Melania Trump once again warmly welcomed Xi Jinping and Mme. Peng Liyuan's visit. Xi Jinping and Mme. Peng Liyuan thanked Donald Trump, Mme. Melania Trump and the US for their warm greetings and elaborate arrangements.

During the dinner, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump respectively delivered enthusiastic speeches. Xi Jinping pointed out that I held fairly friendly talks with President Donald Trump and reached important consensus on the development of China-US relations. We are willing to, based on mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win results, expand practical cooperation in such fields as trade, investment, diplomatic security, law enforcement, network, people-to-people and cultural engagement, and deal with differences as well as sensitive issues in constructive ways, so as to let the two peoples have more sense of gain from the development of China-US relations. As a Chinese saying goes, "high buildings rise from flat ground". I am willing to, together with Mr. President, lead constructors who have sound wishes and enthusiasm to develop bilateral relations to well build the mansion of China-US relations layer by layer, in a bid to make it more solid, higher and more beautiful.

Donald Trump expressed that President Xi Jinping led China to score splendid development achievements, which won wide respect from the world. He had a pleasant talk with President Xi Jinping when they first met each other, exchanged views on extensive topics, and established a favourable relationship. He hoped to cooperate with President Xi Jinping and looked forward to continuing to exchange in-depth views on issues of common concern tomorrow.

The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern. The dinner was always in a friendly atmosphere.

Wang Huning, Wang Yang, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi, Fang Fenghui, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of the US and his wife, several cabinet members, senior officials of the White House and others were present.

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