News 19 march — 21:28

Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states, BBC reports.

Mr Tillerson met the Chinese leader in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, as his East Asian tour comes to an end.

Mr Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Mr Tillerson's meetings.

"You said that China-US relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this," he said.

Mr Xi added that he had spoken to the US president several times.

"We are both expecting a new era for constructive development," he said.

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