Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Trumps visit to China later this year and the Korean Peninsula situation over the phone late Monday.
In the phone conversation, Xi said China and the United States share extensive common interests and have seen good cooperation in all areas at present.
The Chinese leader said he is happy to maintain communications with the U.S. leader on a regular basis over topics of mutual concern.
He also said that Beijing attaches great importance to Trumps state visit to China, and called on both sides to work closely, so as to ensure a fruitful trip and motivate further development of China-U.S. relations.
For his part, Trump said he is looking forward to the state visit to China, hoping that the trip can strongly move bilateral ties further forward.