Biden, Xi have first phone call since Nov

Apr 03, 2024

Washington [US], April 3: US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have spoken on the phone for the first time since their crisis meeting in California in November, the White House said on Tuesday.
After a year of complete radio silence, the two presidents met in person last November near San Francisco in order to stabilize strained relations. They promised to follow up with regular phone calls - an agreement that has finally been honoured.
"The two leaders held a candid and constructive discussion on a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including areas of cooperation and areas of difference," a White House statement said.
A high-ranking representative of the US government said separately that further dialogue at Cabinet level was to be expected after the presidential telephone call. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to travel to China again in the coming days and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the coming weeks.
Source: Qatar Tribune