Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Beijing Thursday, Xinhua reports
Calling Kissinger an old friend of Chinese people, Xi hailed the "historic contribution" he has made to China-U.S. relations.
"We will not forget that," Xi told Kissinger.
Despite twists and turns, Sino-U.S. relations have generally maintained steady progress over the past four decades, Xi said.
As the world today is undergoing unprecedented changes that have not been seen in the past 100 years, it is the international community's expectation that China-U.S. relations will continue to move forward in the right direction, the Chinese president said.
"I have agreed with President Trump to meet during the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina, where the two sides can have in-depth exchange of views on issues of common concern."