WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is anticipated to satisfy Chinese language chief Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a summit in San Francisco in November for “constructive” talks, the White Home mentioned on Tuesday (Oct 31).
The feedback got here days after China’s foreign minister made a rare visit to Washington to pave the way in which for Xi to satisfy Biden on the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) summit.
China has not but confirmed that Xi will come.
“We’re aiming to have a constructive dialog, assembly between the leaders in San Francisco in November,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned of the long-awaited talks.
“That is what is going on to occur subsequent month in November. We’re having a constructive dialog in San Francisco. I believe I simply confirmed it,” she added.
A senior US administration official informed AFP: “There’s an settlement in precept to satisfy in San Francisco in November. We’re nonetheless working by means of essential particulars wanted to finalise these plans.”
Biden and Xi have had no contact since a meeting in Bali in November 2022.
Relations have been tense for years between the world’s high two economies as they vie for affect within the Asia-Pacific area and past, and as Beijing boosts cooperation with Russia in a bid to reduce US dominance.
After Beijing’s high diplomat Wang Yi met senior US officers final week, the White Home mentioned that the 2 sides had been “working collectively in the direction of a gathering”.
However the Chinese language international minister mentioned on Saturday that the street to talks was nonetheless “not clean”.
Wang informed a Washington occasion hosted by the Aspen Technique Group that “either side hope to stabilise and improve bilateral relations as quickly as doable and agreed to work collectively towards a San Francisco summit between the 2 heads of state”, state information company Xinhua reported.
“The trail to San Francisco is just not clean and can’t be left to ‘autopilot’,” Wang warned, based on Xinhua.
The 2 sides should “get rid of interference, overcome obstacles, improve consensus and accumulate outcomes”, he mentioned.