WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden mentioned Friday (Oct 6) he could meet Chinese language chief Xi Jinping in San Francisco in November as Washington and Beijing push to reset ties, however added that nothing is scheduled but.
The leaders of the rival powers haven’t met in individual or spoken for almost a 12 months, and tensions have mounted as an more and more assertive China and the USA vie for world affect.
“There was no such assembly arrange, however it’s a chance,” Biden informed journalists after studies that they have been set to satisfy in the course of the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco.
Biden is about to host leaders from throughout the area on Nov 16 and Nov 17 within the California metropolis, and hypothesis has mounted that it may very well be the venue for a rapprochement.
The White Home had begun planning for a gathering on the sidelines of the summit in a bid to stabilise relations, The Washington Put up reported, quoting one official as saying it “it is fairly agency”.
Chinese language Overseas Minister Wang Yi is predicted to go to Washington sooner or later forward of the APEC summit.
Beijing nonetheless has not confirmed whether or not Xi will attend the summit or meet together with his US counterpart. The White Home has additionally declined to elaborate on a possible assembly with Xi.