Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger with Chinese Foreign Ministery Wang Yi. Photo: Foreign Ministry of China

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi noted that the Xi-Trump summit in Mar-a-Lago earlier this month marked “a new starting point for bilateral relations” after a meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in New York on Thursday, according to a report by Xinhua news service. Wang also called for further efforts to enhance mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries.

Kissinger, for his part, said that various Americans and world leaders he has contacted say they’re satisfied with the results of the Xi-Trump summit and regard the meeting as being successful and friendly. Kissinger and Wang also exchanged views on the situation in North Korea, but Xinhua gave no details.

In related news, Xinhua quoted a Chinese defense ministry spokesman on Thursday as saying that China is willing to work with the US “to constructively manage risks and properly handle disagreements in order to propel mutual trust and seek more progress in promoting ties between the militaries.”