US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will hold talks on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco on November 15. The agency reports this “Kyodo” citing an unnamed US official.
According to him, Washington and Beijing are “making final preparations” for the meeting of the two politicians. At the same time, China has not yet officially confirmed Mr. Xi’s participation in the upcoming APEC summit. This will be the first bilateral meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping since November 2022, when they held talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali.
The US White House said last week that Washington and Beijing had “agreed in principle” to meet their leaders in San Francisco. At the end of October, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during a visit to the United States, met with Mr. Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Negotiations with the first lasted about an hour, with the second – six hours. During the meetings, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the situation in the Middle East were discussed.
Details of the visit are in the Kommersant article “The United States and China looked for something important and common.”