China’s President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have arrived in Beijing for a meeting aimed at bolstering relations between the countries’ two countries.
Xi will hold talks with Trudeau, the two leaders’ Chinese counterparts said.
The leaders will also discuss their respective strategies for boosting cooperation between the two countries, they added.
They have also agreed to launch a joint initiative to promote a peaceful resolution to the Taiwan Strait conflict.
A joint statement from Trudeau’s office and Xi’s office said the leaders would “explore ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation and strengthen mutual trust and respect for each other’s national sovereignty, territorial integrity and interests.”
“The leaders of the two democracies will also share views on the importance of the United Nations Security Council’s adoption of the new North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty, the importance and importance of Canada-China bilateral relations, and the importance that both countries share in improving the international situation,” it said.
China has been the target of criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump and other critics of China for its treatment of a Chinese dissident and the alleged theft of U.N. property.
The leaders will discuss the ongoing U.K.-China trade dispute and bilateral economic cooperation and cooperation in the field of international cooperation, the statement said.