Joe Biden To Meet Xi Jinping At The G20 Summit


Biden and Xi will speak on November 14 in Bali, Indonesia, about “efforts to maintain and deepen lines of communication” between the two nations amid rising tensions, the White House announced in a statement on November 10, 2022.
The White House has confirmed that US President Joe Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next week on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit. This will be the first in-person meeting between the two leaders since Biden assumed office in early 2021.
Furthermore, the two will also talk about “responsibly managing competition” and “working together when our interests match, notably on transnational concerns that affect the international community,” among other topics.

Zhao Lijian

The US suggestion for a meeting between the two leaders was taken “seriously” by China, according to Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and teams from both countries were in discussion about it. The US’s strategy toward China is clear and consistent. We are committed to working with the US in a way that benefits both of our countries. We will vigorously protect our interests in security, development, and sovereignty at the same time, Zhao stated.
Moreover, the conversation in Bali will be the first time Biden and Xi have spoken in person since Biden became president, despite the fact that they have had a few virtual meetings.
According to reports, Biden planned to speak with Xi about the rising hostilities between Washington and Beijing. In our conversation, Biden remarked, “What I want to do is set out what each of our red lines is and understand what he feels to be in the key national interests of China, and what I know to be in the critical interests of the US.”
However, relations between Beijing and Washington have deteriorated to their lowest point in decades since Biden and Xi last met in person under the Obama administration, particularly since US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in August.



Maheen Tanveer

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