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World Asia 08 Jun 2019 Jinping calls Trump ...

Jinping calls Trump a 'friend', says US isn't interested in rupturing ties

REUTERS
Published Jun 8, 2019, 11:06 am IST
Updated Jun 8, 2019, 11:13 am IST
Xi said there were strong trade and investment connections between China and the United States.
'It's hard to imagine a complete break of the United States from China or of China from the United States. We are not interested in this, and our American partners are not interested in this. President Trump is my friend and I am convinced he is also not interested in this,' Xi said. (Photo: File)
 'It's hard to imagine a complete break of the United States from China or of China from the United States. We are not interested in this, and our American partners are not interested in this. President Trump is my friend and I am convinced he is also not interested in this,' Xi said. (Photo: File)

St Petersburg: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called US President Donald Trump his friend and said he believed the United States was not interested in rupturing economic ties with China.

Speaking in the Russian city of St Petersburg at an economic forum, Xi said there were strong trade and investment connections between China and the United States.

 

"It's hard to imagine a complete break of the United States from China or of China from the United States. We are not interested in this, and our American partners are not interested in this. President Trump is my friend and I am convinced he is also not interested in this," Xi said in Chinese, interpreted into Russian and then translated into English by Reuters.

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