Xi asks China, Canada to work for substantial ties
December 06,2017 By:Xinhua
Dec.6,2017--Chinese PresidentXi Jinping meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 5, 2017. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
BEIJING, Dec.6,2017-- President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China and Canada should explore new ideas and take measures to achieve substantial progress in bilateral ties.
Xi made the remarks while meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is paying an official visit to China from Dec. 3 to 7.
Welcoming Trudeau on his second China visit since taking office in November 2015, Xi said that frequent visits between Chinese and Canadian leaders play a leading role in the development of bilateral ties.
Xi said that China and Canada complement each other with their respective advantages and enjoy great cooperation potential.
"Enhancing political mutual trust is the prerequisite to the stable development of state-to-state relations," Xi said.
He said that a country's development path could only be decided by its people, and that China and Canada, though having different political systems, could respect each other and seek common ground while reserving differences.