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Xi Jinping Meets with Governor of California State Jerry Brown of the US

On June 6, 2017, President Xi Jinping met with Governor of California State Jerry Brown of the US at the Great Hall of the People.

Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of China-US diplomatic relations, bilateral relations have gone through wind and rain, and kept forging ahead, which not only brings great benefits to the two peoples, but also vigorously promotes the peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region and the world. China will adhere to peaceful development and open development, and follow the path of green development. In the new circumstance, the two countries enjoy broader fields when conducting exchanges and cooperation. Both sides should enhance communication and expand cooperation, in a bid to push China-US relations for a healthy and stable development.

Xi Jinping stressed that local-level exchanges and cooperation are an important pillar for China-US relations, which are of great significance to promote bilateral relations. In recent years, bilateral local-level exchanges and cooperation have enjoyed prosperous development, achieving fruitful outcomes. Provinces of China and states of the US should enhance the alignment of development strategies, create more highlights for cooperation, and forge local-level exchanges and cooperation into a new growth point of bilateral relations, in a bid to better benefit the two peoples. Having important economic and social influences in the US, California is expected to make more contributions to advancing local-level exchanges between both countries, promoting bilateral cooperation in such areas as science, technology, innovation, and green development. The Chinese side welcomes California to actively participate in the "Belt and Road" construction.

Jerry Brown expressed that cherishing the traditional friendship between California and China, the Californian state government has actively engaged in dialogues and cooperation with Chinese local governments for a long time. He highly appreciates President Xi Jinping's important speech at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting early this year. Highly appraising the "Belt and Road", California is willing to actively participate in its joint construction, and expects to, together with Chinese local governments, enhance cooperation in economy, trade, investment, clean technology, low carbon, environmental protection and other fields, and advance people-to-people and cultural exchanges, so as to make greater contributions to the development of US-China relations.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

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