President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the United States will hammer home his view that peace will bring mutual benefit, while conflict will harm both sides, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.
Xi will pay a state visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to 25, the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday morning. President Xi's visit will focus on boosting trust, and try to resolve U.S. worries that China and the United States contradict each other when dealing with issues such as international relations and the Asia-Pacific order, Wang said at the Lanting Forum held by the ministry.
"This visit is in the interest of friendly cooperation between China and the United States, and is also in the interest of world peace and development. It will surely be a milestone for China-U.S. relations," Wang said. "Warming up to American people will be a feature for Xi's upcoming visit," Wang said, adding that Xi will talk with entrepreneurs, teachers and students.
A series of measures to promote civilian exchanges between the two countries will be announced during Xi's trip, Wang said. Extensive cooperation agreements will be reached in the fields of finance and trade, energy, climate change, environmental protection, science and technology, agriculture, law enforcement, aviation and infrastructure.
"We hope that the two sides will reaffirm each one's own development direction and strategic view, increasing common interest and responsibility to safeguard world peace, stability and development," Wang said. The minister stressed that both countries have the resources and necessity to realize positive exchange and cooperation concerning the Asia-Pacific region.
He noted that the country's Belt and Road Initiative aims to offer new opportunities for the common development of various countries while the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is expected to improve the current financial system and overcome financial bottlenecks.
Xi will also visit the UN headquarters in New York to attend summits commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations from Sept. 26 to 28.