Biden will speak with China’s Xi Jinping tomorrow, Russia-Ukraine crisis on the agenda
Biden will speak with China’s Xi Jinping tomorrow, Russia-Ukraine crisis on the agenda

Biden will speak with China’s Xi Jinping tomorrow, Russia-Ukraine crisis on the agenda



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March 17, 2022 7:01 PM IST

Washington [US]March 17 (ANI): US President Joe Biden will speak with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Friday as part of ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication between Washington and Beijing, the White House said.
According to a White House statement on Thursday, the two leaders will discuss mutual relations between the two countries and steer competition between the United States and China as well as Russia’s military operations in Ukraine.
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will speak with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Friday. This is part of our ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication between the United States and China. The two Leaders will discuss competition management between our two countries as well as Russia’s war against Ukraine and other issues of mutual interest, “said a White House reading.

On March 15, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with the Political Bureau member and director of the Office of the Foreign Commission Yang Jiechi in Rome.
Sullivan raised a number of issues in US-China relations with “substantial discussion” on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“Sullivan raised a number of issues in the US-China relationship with a comprehensive discussion of Russia’s war against Ukraine. They also stressed the importance of maintaining open lines of communication between the US and China,” the White House said.
Earlier, the United States had warned China of the consequences of helping Russia circumvent sanctions.
On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics asked for help defending themselves. Western nations have imposed extensive sanctions on Moscow. In addition, they imposed sanctions on Belarus for supporting Russia’s operation in Ukraine. (ANI)


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