• U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo : Reuters)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama exchanged views on the recently concluded Iranian nuclear agreement via telephone conversation on Tuesday, July 22. The two leaders also talked about Xi’s upcoming U.S. visit.

China-U.S. relations remain firm and strong, thanks to close communication and coordination on international, regional and global issues.

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In light of the newly reached Iranian nuclear agreement, the two countries resolved to continue constructive cooperation with all parties involved to implement the deal and the following U.N. resolution.

"China and the United States have maintained close communication and coordination throughout the negotiation process, which is yet another sign showing the two countries' commitment to building a new model of major country relations," said the Chinese president.

For his part, President Obama said: "The U.S. hopes to continue coordination and cooperation with China and make joint efforts to ensure the implementation of the agreement."

As for Xi's upcoming state visit, the Chinese president hopes that further mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and Americans will be fostered during his visit to the United States in September. This stems out of the 7th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the 6th U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, which wrapped up in June of this year.

In the telephone conversation, President Obama remarked that he and the rest of the United States are eager to welcome Xi for his state visit. To make the visit fruitful, China and the U.S. will be in close contact with each other.

Xi accepted Obama's invitation for a state visit during a phone talk that took place on Feb. 11. The upcoming state visit in September will be Xi's first official visit to the United States upon assuming the presidency in March 2013.