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President Obama and Xi agree to restart China-US relations

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Friday to restart the U.S.-China-China economic and political relationship, the White House announced.

The agreement is a significant milestone in the efforts to normalize relations between the two countries.

Obama met with Xi on Thursday in the Oval Office, where the two leaders agreed to begin the process of normalizing relations between their two nations, the press office for the White house said.

Xi thanked Obama for his leadership on China’s economic reforms, the statement said.

Obama also welcomed Xi for his commitment to the security of China’s citizens and called on him to keep China-U.S. relations on track, the Chinese embassy in Washington said.