“I believe it is very important that you and I clearly understand each other as leaders without misconceptions or omissions,” Biden said at the start of the summit. transmits CNN.
He said that competition between the United States and China “cannot tilt toward conflict” and added that his previous meetings with the head of the People’s Republic of China were “frank, direct and useful.”
“As always, there is no substitute for face-to-face discussion. I have always considered our discussions to be direct and frank,” Biden said.
The US president said leaders have a responsibility to their communities to work together on issues such as climate change, the fight against drug trafficking and the approach to artificial intelligence.
On the eve of the meeting, Biden said that China has “real problems” and the Chinese leader is “another example of how American leadership in the world is being restored.”
This morning, a video emerged of the Chinese leader’s arrival, his first visit to the United States in six years. The last time the leaders met was at the G20 summit in November 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.
White House spokesman John Kirby announced that Biden and Xi Jinping will discuss Russia’s war against Ukraine.
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- On October 23, 2023, the leader of the Republican Party in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, said that Russia, China and Iran are the “new axis of evil.”
- From October 26 to 29, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Washington, where he met with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinkenas well as National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
- On October 27, US House Representative Johnson said his country would not allow Putin win the war against Ukraine, as this could encourage China to attack Taiwan.
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