President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington on Thursday to meet with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama and other U.S. political leaders as part of his first state visit to the United States.

Xi will receive a grand welcoming ceremony Friday at the White House, hold talks with Obama, meet the press and attend a state dinner.

He will also meet U.S. parliament leaders and attend a welcoming luncheon held by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

The two presidents will exchange views on bilateral ties, their respective domestic and foreign policies, and regional and international situation, to ensure that the new model of major-country relationship between China and U.S. further develop on a correct track.

The two sides are expected to reach important agreements in economy and trade, energy, people-to-people exchanges, climate change, environmental protection, finance, science and technology, agriculture, law enforcement, defense, aviation and infrastructure development.

The Xi-Obama summit will be the fifth between the two heads of state. (Source: AP)

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