March 24, 2016 / 1:24 PM / in 2 years

Obama to host China's President Xi on March 31: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the start of the climate summit in Paris November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will host Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 31 for a bilateral meeting alongside the Nuclear Security Summit, the White House said on Thursday.

In a statement, the White House said the meeting would provide an opportunity for the two nations to advance cooperation on a range of issues as well as address areas of disagreement.

Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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