Readout of the President's Call with President Xi of China
The President spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 10 to review progress in the development of U.S.-China relations and to look ahead to opportunities to grow bilateral relations in 2015. The President expressed appreciation for China’s contributions to the Ebola response and longer-term global health security in West Africa and also for President Xi’s commitment to partner in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in achieving a successful outcome at the Paris Climate Summit this December. The President encouraged China to continue its move toward consumption-led growth and a market-determined exchange rate, reiterated his commitment to pursue a high-standard and comprehensive bilateral investment treaty, and called for swift work to narrow our differences on cyber issues. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to coordinate closely on security challenges, including by jointly encouraging Iran to seize the historic opportunity presented by P5+1 negotiations. Finally, President Obama noted that he looks forward to welcoming President Xi to Washington for a State Visit later this year.