Ambassador Cui Tiankai Visited the State of Montana


From 7 to 10 September, at the invitation of Senator Steve Daines of Montana, Ambassador Cui Tiankai visited the State of Montana. During the visit, Ambassador Cui met with Senator Daines, Governor Steve Bullock, and former Ambassador of United States to China Max Baucus, and exchanged views with local representatives from agriculture, tourism and chambers of commerce, to discuss how to strengthen cooperation between China and the U.S. at both national and sub-national levels. Ambassador Cui was accompanied by Economic and Commercial Minister Zhu Hong, Minister-Counselor Zhang Min (Director of the Congressional and Sub-national Affairs Office), and Counselor Tang Jian (Deputy Director of the Political Section of the Embassy).


Ambassador Cui talked about the development of China-U.S. relations and bilateral high-level exchanges. He said that economic, trade and sub-national cooperation as well as mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples are the basis and important impetus for the development of China-U.S. relations. The ever-growing China-U.S. cooperation is conducive to promoting the interests of the two peoples, and thus cooperation is the only choice between China and the U.S.. He expressed his hope that the State of Montana would continue to use its advantages in agriculture, tourism, education, etc., and actively explore and further promote friendly exchanges and cooperation with China. The Chinese Embassy in the United States stands ready to render support and facilitation.


Senator Daines, Governor Bullock, and Ambassador Baucus, warmly welcomed Ambassador Cui to Montana and spoke highly of the recent resumption of US beef exports to China. They said the State of Montana sees China as its primary partner, attaches great importance to and actively promotes its exchanges and cooperation with China, and supports the building of a friendly, mutually beneficial and win-win relationship between the U.S. and China. Montana boasts advanced industries of agriculture, tourism, education, energy, etc. They expressed their hope to enhance cooperation with China in relevant areas, export more high-quality beef, grains and other agricultural produce to China, and further expand bilateral trade, investment and people-to-people exchanges between Montana and China.


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