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

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

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.

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

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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