WH: 'Positive and productive' talks between Trump and Chinese president

WH: 'Positive and productive' talks between Trump and Chinese president
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President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held had positive and candid talks about a wide range of issues, the White House said Friday.
 
"The two leaders had positive and productive meetings. President Trump and President Xi agreed to work in concert to expand areas of cooperation while managing differences based on mutual respect," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.
 
"The two presidents reviewed the state of the bilateral relationship and noted the importance of working together to generate positive outcomes that would benefit the citizens of both countries."
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One of the issues discussed between the two leaders was North Korea. According to the statement, "the two sides noted the urgency of the threat of North Korea's weapons programs, reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean peninsula‎, and committed to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions."
 
Both leaders also agreed to improve bilateral cooperation while working alongside the international community to "convince North Korea to peacefully resolve the issue and dismantle its illegal nuclear and missile programs."
 
Trump also brought up "serious concerns" about the effects of China's agricultural, industrial, cyber and technology policies on the U.S.
 
Prior to taking office, Trump has repeatedly accused China of taking advantage of the U.S. in numerous areas of trade and has promised to punish the Chinese if elected president.

According to the White House, the two leaders also discussed maritime security and the protection of human rights while establishing "a new and cabinet-level framework for negotiations." 
 
"The United States-China Comprehensive Dialogue will be overseen by the two presidents and have four pillars: the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue; the Comprehensive Economic Dialogue; the Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue; and the Social and Cultural Issues Dialogue," the White House explained. 
 
Trump also welcomed Xi's invitation to visit China in the future.