Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State, whom Xi hailed as an “old friend” to the Chinese people for his significant role in brokering the two countries’ rapprochement over five decades ago.
“China and the United States can help each other succeed and prosper together,” Xi told the now 100-year-old former U.S. diplomat, while also reiterating China’s bottom-line of “three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.”
“China is ready, on this basis, to explore with the United States the right way for the two countries to get along and take their relations steadily forward,” Xi said at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Diaoyutai, located west of the capital, is the diplomatic complex where Kissinger was received during his first visit to China in 1971.
Source : CGTN