President Obama told the president of China he wants to "take the relationship to a new level."
Obama, who is visiting China as part of a global summit, attended an event at the residence of Chinese president Xi Jinping Tuesday. According to the pool report, Xi told Obama he wanted to work more closely with the Americans, and the American president agreed.
"When the U.S. and China are able to work together effectively, the whole world benefits," Obama said, adding that he wants to "take the relationship to a new level."
Obama told Xi how "well-managed" the Communist leader's events were during his visit.
Also in attendance were Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, ambassador to China Max Baucus, and senior adviser Evan Medeiros. Obama commented, according to the report, that Kerry did not know what time it was in China, as the secretary had just flown in from the Middle East.