On the afternoon of April 15, Eastern Time, President Obama accepted the Letter of Credence of China's new ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai in the oval office of the White House and had a cordial conversation with Ambassador Cui.
President Obama welcomed Ambassador Cui to his new post. President Obama said that over the past 40 years, US-China relationship has made great strides and is now defined by interconnectedness and cooperation on shared global challenges. US-China relations have entered a new phase marked by new opportunities. The US side is committed to working with the Chinese side to build a new model of relations between major countries.
Ambassador Cui Tiankai conveyed the greetings of President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and other Chinese leaders to President Obama. President Obama expressed his thanks and asked Ambassador Cui to give his regards to President Xi and Premier Li among others.
Ambassador Cui said that thanks to the joint efforts of both sides, China-US relations have on the whole maintained steady and sound growth in recent years. On March 14, President Xi and President Obama had an important telephone conversation, which has set out the direction for bilateral relations at the next stage. The Chinese side stands ready to work with the US side to move forward the China-US cooperative partnership and explore a new type of major country relationship featuring mutual respect and win-win cooperation.