Obama's Call With Chinese President Xi On Ukraine



Published on 10 March 2014


by Office of the Spokesperson

(WireNews+Co)

Washington, D.C.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
March 10, 2014

Readout of the President’s Call with President Xi of China

The President spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the evening of March 9 regarding the situation in Ukraine. The two leaders agreed on the fundamental importance of focusing on common interests and deepening practical cooperation to address regional and global challenges for the development of bilateral relations. In that context, they affirmed their shared interest in reducing tensions and identifying a peaceful resolution to the dispute between Russia and Ukraine. The two leaders agreed on the importance of upholding principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity, both in the context of Ukraine and also for the broader functioning of the international system. The President noted his overriding objective of restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and ensuring the Ukrainian people are able to determine their own future without foreign interference. The two leaders committed to stay in touch as events unfold.




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Posted 2014-03-10 17:35:00