A senior White House official said that a virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is scheduled before the end of this year. He also added, Washington and Beijing have reached a substantive agreement on the talks.
News of the planned conversation between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping was announced after US Presidential National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi. Sullivan and Jitchie spoke for six hours in Zurich on Wednesday. The US side did not disclose the details of this meeting. The official Chinese news agency (Xinhua) said the conversation was thorough and sincere, and Chinese and US officials agreed to properly manage their differences and avoid conflict.
According to the PA agency referring to a senior White House official, details of the future meeting of Chinese and American leaders are still being worked out.
As President of the United States, Biden spoke to Xi twice on the phone. According to a source from the Associated Press, the idea of holding a virtual meeting that would allow leaders to see each other as well came after Biden said in a recent interview that he would like to see Xi again.
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