Detroit, MI—The United States and China will host a joint economic summit in September, the United States Chamber of Commerce announced today.
The economic summit is a first for the two countries and a first in their relationship.
The meeting is set to take place in Beijing.
It will also include meetings of the U.S. Chamber of Business, a group that is the largest of its kind in the world, and the China Chamber of the World.
“This is a historic opportunity for both our economies and the world to work together to boost economic growth and prosperity, and to make the most of this great economic opportunity,” said United States President Donald Trump, Jr. “We look forward to working together to create jobs and grow the American economy.”
President Xi Jinping and President Donald J. Trump arrive for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 26, 2020.
President Xi Jinping, accompanied by Chinese President Xi Zhongxin, signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement.
/Photo by Xinhua/Zhang Zhenhua The United States is hosting the meeting in a joint conference center in Beijing, as the U,S.
and China have long been partners in the global economic agenda.
President Xi will lead a joint panel with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will also be joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
The panel will address issues including infrastructure investment, the U-turn on protectionism, and global trade and climate change.
Trump, who is visiting China this week, has said he hopes to work with Xi to “make America great again.”