UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for dialogue and negotiations between the United States and China on trade and technology to avoid polarization of the world market and the economy.
Asked to comment on Washington’s years-old technology dispute with China, Guterres said he has always advocated for the need for a single global market and a single global economy, Xinhua reported.
“I have said many times that we must at all costs avoid dividing the world in two, each with its own economic system and set of rules, each with its own dominant currency, each with its own internet, and each with its own own technological strategy and artificial intelligence and in other aspects, “he said at a press briefing.
Guterres called on the world’s two largest economies to find common ground on trade and technology through dialogue and negotiations to avoid such a scenario, as according to Xinhua.
“Now it is clear that there are a number of differences at the moment,” he said, adding, “I have spoken for, with both the United States and China, the importance of a serious dialogue and a serious negotiation.
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