US Prez Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping speak for the first time since Trump's inauguration
The two leaders discussed "numerous topics," and Trump committed to heed the "One China" policy
New York [USA]: U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone Thursday evening for the first time since the former took office, according to the White House.
In the call, the two leaders discussed "numerous topics," and Trump committed to heed the "One China" policy at Xi's request, reports the CNN.
It described as "extremely cordial," .
"Representatives of the United States and China will engage in discussions and negotiations on various issues of mutual interest." said in the press release by the White House
The two leaders also extended invitations to meet in their respective countries.
Since his election in November, President Trump has challenged Beijing over several issues and, the most controversially, upended decades of diplomatic protocol by questioning the long-standing U.S policy towards Taiwan.
US-China relation governed by the set of protocols known as the "One China" policy. (With Agency input)