BEIJING – China said on Monday that the first visit of the United States President Donald Trump to the country would improve peace and stability in the region, following months of tension over North Korea’s nuclear program.
“We hope the visit will contribute to bilateral relations, promoting bilateral practical cooperation and contributing to regional peace and stability,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference.
“We attach great importance to developing relations with the US. Sustainable and stable China-US relations serve the interests of the international community,” she added.
Hua said that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which ended last week with the renewal of the top rung of the party leadership “will inject new and strong impetus for the healthy development of relations between China and countries around the world.”
Hua called for “patience” and did not reveal the main topics to be discussed during the meetings between Chinese leaders and President Trump, who is scheduled to visit China between Nov. 8-10 as part of his first East Asia tour, stopping in Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.