WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) - President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart have agreed to find ways to avoid military issues in the Pacific.
The move comes amid rising tension in the Pacific over China's territorial claims in the South and East China seas. Obama says both he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping also stand unified when it comes to North Korea.
"We agreed to new channels of communications to reduce the risk of miscalculations between our militaries. The United States and China reaffirmed our commitment to the complete and verifiable de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner. We demand the full implementation of all U.N. Security Council resolutions and we will not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state," Obama said.
A White House fact sheet notes that the two leaders agreed to new annexes on air-to-air safety and crisis communications.
The agreement is designed to build confidence between the U.S. and Chinese militaries.