Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday on the sidelines of the ASEAN meeting in Bangkok.
Their meeting came just one day after China and the U.S. concluded their 12th round of trade consultations in Shanghai.
Wang told reporters his meeting with Pompeo represents an important opportunity for them to communicate.
The resumption of the trade talks proves that no matter how many problems the two countries may face, both sides need to communicate face-to-face to find a solution, said Wang.
There's more room for cooperation than differences, he added.