The meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama late last month made it clear that the two countries fully support the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a Mexican academic said on Thursday.[Special coverage]
For the first time, the two leaders have established high-level mechanisms that will allow them to tackle challenges facing both countries, said Ignacio Martinez Cortes, a senior professor of international relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Cortes said Xi's state visit to the United States was a success, as it demonstrated China's political and economical influence, and proved how much the United States values the bilateral relationship.
He highlighted the Chinese concept of "community of common destiny," proposed by Xi during his speech at the UN headquarters last month, as being evidence of China's new foreign policy strategy.
The expert also said he was encouraged by Xi's message of disarmament delivered in Beijing during the commemoration of 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War. Xi announced the decision to cut 300,000 Chinese military personnel.
"China made it very clear that the global economic recovery cannot involve armed conflict. China is focusing on bolstering its internal market as part of the country's new economic model," said the expert.