BEIJING, Jun 27 (FAM) – The US is willing to cooperate with Beijing on projects related to its Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. The message was conveyed by US President Donald Trump to China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi during a meeting, China’s Foreign Ministry revealed in a statement.

Engagement with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road project to build new trade and investment links between Asia, Europe and Africa would mark a contrast to the Obama administration, which turned down the opportunity to be a founding member of the related Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), reported Bloomberg.