ST. PETERSBURG, June 7. /TASS/. Neither the two countries’ peoples nor US President Donald Trump wish to see a further worsening of bilateral relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the plenary meeting of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.
"Although trade rifts between China and the United States do exist, we are closely inter-connected. We share investment flows and trade relations," Xi said. "It is very hard to imagine disruption of relations between the United States and China: we are not interested in this and our partners are not interested in this either. My friend President Trump is not interested in this, too. I am certain about that," Xi said.
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