*From:* Andrew Restuccia <email@example.com>
*Date:* November 9, 2017 at 11:57:31 AM GMT+8
*To:* "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
*Subject:* *[EXTERNAL] Travel pool report #2a -- 11/9/17 -- transcript *
Here's are some key quotes from Trump's remarks at the bilat:
"It's an honor to be with you and there can be no more important subject than China-US relations. We have between us -- and we have to include other countries who could come in -- we have the capacity to solve world problems for many years to come."
"Our meeting last night was absolutely terrific. Our dinner was beyond that. We had a dinner that was going to last quickly -- 20 or 25 minutes -- because I was traveling and you were so nice and you said, 'we'll just do a quick dinner.' And I think it has to last at least two hours and we enjoyed every minute of it with your beautiful wife and Melania together. Their relationship is a great one and our relationship has already proven to be a great one."
"Our meeting this morning in front of my representatives and your representatives was excellent, discussing North Korea. And I do believe there's a solution to that as you do."
"Discussing trade...knowing that the United States really has to change its policies because they've gotten so far behind on trade with China and frankly with many other countries. And I have great respect for you with that because you're representing China. But it's too bad that past administrations allowed it to get so far out of kilter. But we'll make it fair and it'll be tremendous to both of us."
"My feeling toward you is an incredibly warm one. As we said there's great chemistry and I think we're going to do tremendous things both for China and the United States. And it is a very, very great honor to be with you. Thank you very much."
"The hosting of the military parade this morning was magnificent. The world was watching. I've already had people call from all over the world. They were all watching. Nothing you can see is so beautiful."
"I just want to thank you for the warm welcome and I look forward to many years of success and friendship, working together to solve not only our problems, but world problems and problems of great danger and security. I believe we can solve almost all of them and probably all of them."
And here are Xi's remarks, courtesy of co-pooler Michael Bender.
No major news from Xi. Some highlights from the Chinese leader:
We reached many common understandings.
mentioned Korea peninsula instead of NoKo by name, and lumped it into a group of major international and regional issues
The China-US relationship now stands at a new starting point.
full transcript (beginning got cut off):
extending warm welcome to President Trump on your state visit to China from yesterday afternoon to the present we have had an in depth exchange of ideas on China-US relations and important issues of shared interest. We reached many common understandings. We both believe that China-US relations are important to the well being of our two peoples and on the peace, stability and prosperity of the world. For China and the United States, cooperation is the only viable choice and win-win cooperation can take us to a better future. We agree that China-US relations have made important progress this year. We have agreed to further promote strategic guidance of summit diplomacy for bilateral relations, strengthen interactions at high and all levels, make the most of the four high-level dialogue mechanisms, expand interactions and cooperation on economy and trade (inaudible) relations, law enforcement, people to people exchange and in other areas. In-house communication and cooperation on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, Afghanistan and other major international and regional issues and work together to take China-US relations to even greater development. The China-US relationship now stands at a new starting point. China is ready to work with the United States to enhance cooperation and properly manage differences in a spirit of mutual respect and mutual benefit. This way will enable our two peoples, the region people across the world to benefit more from China-US relations. Thank you.
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