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Obama and Xi Jinping met in The Hague

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Xi Jinping stressed that the United States should respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet

The leaders of the two largest economies in the world, Xi Jinping and Barack Obama, met the third advantage Nuclear Security Summit. 2014 marks the thirty-five anniversary of bilateral ties between China and the U.S., and Xi Jinping said the two countries have broad areas of cooperation in the international situation he described as complicated.

Chinese President reaffirmed his commitment to building a new relationship with the United States. Xi said that this relationship must rest on a policy of conflict, mutual respect and mutual benefit cooperation and added that the two sides should handle the differences and sensitive issues.

For his part, Obama said that the central issues are the situation in Ukraine, the denuclearization of North Korea and the fight against climate change.

Obama said: "We could also work on the frictions that exist in our relations on human rights issues, discuss maritime issues in the South China Sea and the Pacific region in a constructive way and we hope to find solutions (...) for all parties”.

About that Xi Jinping said the United States should respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet. With respect to disputes in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, Xi said the United States must have an objective attitude and make more efforts to promote an adequate solution.

The Chinese president asked the United States to facilitate Chinese investment and accelerate talks on investment agreements. In addition, he called for further strengthening of the military to develop more dialogue and exchanges and joint exercises. Furthermore, he pledged to boost bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism and international crime.

traslation: Belén Zapata