Alibaba’s Jack Ma told incoming US president Donald Trump about his plans to create a million US jobs by bringing farmers and small businesses onto its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five years, an Alibaba spokesman told Reuters.

“We had a great meeting,” Trump told reporters on January 9 as he accompanied Ma back down to the lobby of his Trump Tower headquarters after the meeting. He hailed the 52-year-old self-made Chinese billionaire as a “great, great entrepreneur, one of the best in the world,” AFP reported.

Trump, who made job creation a core of his election campaign, said the two would do great things together.