A virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping is planned for later this year. A senior U.S. official made the announcement last Wednesday. AFP News
The official, who did not want to be named, said a policy decision had been taken between the two leaders to hold a virtual meeting. He said the president said it would be great to meet with Sir. The official said they also hoped that the two leaders would meet, albeit virtually.
Citing media reports, the senior official said C would not attend the upcoming G20 summit in Rome, Italy. It could have been a good place for Biden to hold a bilateral meeting with Sir.
The plan to hold a Biden-C virtual meeting was announced after a meeting between US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in Zurich. The senior US official said Yang and Sullivan had a six-hour meeting.
At the meeting, Yang called on the two countries to work together, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. The news agency quoted Yang as saying that he told Sullivan at the meeting that if China and the United States cooperated, it would benefit the whole world, in addition to the two countries. If China and the United States get involved in the conflict again, the whole world, apart from these two countries, will suffer a lot.
China’s growing aggressive stance on Taiwan, the US decision to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, the Beijing-Washington trade dispute and allegations of massive human rights abuses against China’s Muslim Uighur community in Xinjiang are all part of the ongoing meeting. .
At the meeting, Yang reiterated his country’s position on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and other issues, Xinhua said. He also called on the United States not to use these issues to sway China’s internal affairs.
Sullivan is scheduled to visit Brussels and Paris after the Zurich meeting. There he will brief the European Union (EU) allies and other partners on the meeting with Yang.