China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, met USA lawmakers at the Capitol Thursday and then headed to the White House for a meeting with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi co-chaired the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
Conveying President Xi Jinping's greetings to Trump, Yang said bilateral ties have achieved new and important progress under the guidance of the important consensus the heads of state of the two countries reached in their meeting at Mar-a-Lago, Florida in April.
China and the United States agree to actively pursue a productive military-to-military relationship that is "constructive, pragmatic, and effective", according to a statement released Friday.
"But I would say for right now that's the whole objective for the dialogue that we held here today, and we will be holding more in the future", Mattis said.
At the meeting with Trump, Yang said the dialogue is an important step to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted before the meetings that China had failed to rein in the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs, despite trying.
Washington looked forward to enhancing cooperation with Beijing on the issue to realise a denuclearised Korean Peninsula, Trump said.
Conveying his honest wishes to Xi, Trump said he and Xi held a successful meeting at Mar-a-Lago and reached a lot of important consensus, and he was pleased to see the positive progress in bilateral cooperation in various areas following the meeting. He also hoped that these high-level interactions will further promote the development of U.S.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a Beijing-based think tank staffed by a number of retired senior government officials, said in a joint statement Wednesday that the two nations can engage in full cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative and through a number of other means including the AIIB, World Bank, and other multilateral investment and financing institutions.