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Biden meets Xi for the first time after taking the reins

By Yashwan Raj

Washington, Nov. 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) US President Joe Biden told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday that he was committed to keeping lines of communication open with him.

The meeting took place in Bali, a day before the start of the G-20 summit. It was the first physical meeting between Biden and Xi since the former took office as US president.

Xi spoke of charting a “flight path” for relations between the two superpowers, which is important not only for the two countries, but also for the whole world.

The White House said in a statement: “President Biden spoke about Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine and Russia’s irresponsible threats of nuclear use. President Biden and President Xi reiterated their agreement on the that a nuclear war should never be fought and can never be won and underlined their opposition to the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

“President Biden also expressed concern about the provocative behavior of the DPRK, noted that all members of the international community have a stake in encouraging the DPRK to act responsibly, and stressed the unwavering commitment of the United States to defend our Indo-Pacific allies.”

The meeting came at a time when ties between the two countries are at an all-time low over China’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Taiwan, who was cited by Beijing for shutting down the military to the military. and other communication channels.

“I am committed to keeping the lines of communication open between you (Xi) and me personally and our governments,” Biden said in remarks ahead of the meeting.

Source: IANS

Biden meets Xi for the first time after taking the reins

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