Biden, Xi Jinping holds talks says White House


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
According to the White House statement issued on Tuesday has confirmed that US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held a telephonic conversation.

The statement said that the two leaders held a candid and constructive discussion on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues and areas of cooperation and difference.

The talks were held after increasing tensions between the two countries on a range of issues from trade to tech to investment.

Biden and Xi met in Woodside, California in November 2023.

The statement said “They reviewed and encouraged progress on key issues discussed at the Woodside Summit, including counternarcotics cooperation, ongoing military-to-military communication, talks to address AI-related risks, and continuing efforts on climate change and people-to-people exchanges,”.

Biden emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and the rule of law and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

He raised concerns over China’s support for Russia’s defence industrial base and its impact on European and transatlantic security.

Biden emphasized the United States’ enduring commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the statement said.

He highlighted continued concerns about China’s unfair trade policies and non-market economic practices, harming American workers and families.

“The President emphasized that the United States will continue to take necessary actions to prevent advanced US technologies from being used to undermine our national security, without unduly limiting trade and investment,” it added.

Biden and President Xi embraced the ongoing efforts to maintain open channels of communication through high-level diplomacy and working-level consultations in the upcoming weeks and months.

“The two leaders welcomed ongoing efforts to maintain open channels of communication and responsibly manage the relationship through high-level diplomacy and working-level consultations in the weeks and months ahead, including during upcoming visits by Secretary Yellen and Secretary Blinken,” the statement added.

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