Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) meets with U.S. president Barack Obama (2nd R) in The Hague, Netherlands, March 24, 2014. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
THE HAGUE, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed here Monday that the United States should honor its commitment to respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Taiwan and Tibet issues.
At a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit slated for Monday and Tuesday, Xi said Washington should never support any activities aimed at separating China.
Speaking of the East China Sea and South China Sea issues, Xi said the United States should hold a fair and objective attitude and make more efforts to promote a proper solution.
For his part, Obama said his country has never changed its stand that it respects China's sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Taiwan and Tibet issues.
Washington does not intend to undermine China's stability or contain it, and supports the country's reform, the U.S. president said.
Obama said his country is willing to handle its differences and frictions with China in a constructive manner, and to work with Beijing to send positive signals that the two sides are both committed to developing their relations.
Xi arrived in the Netherlands Saturday for a state visit and the third Nuclear Security Summit. He will also visit France, Germany and Belgium in the coming days.