“Conflict and confrontation are not in anyone’s interest,” Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out during a video call with U.S. President Joe Biden on March 18. According to Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, President Xi mentioned during the high-level interaction. that the world is ‘neither calm nor stable’ at the moment and argued that the two countries must take responsibility for guiding it towards peace.
“The crisis in Ukraine is not something we want to see. The events show again that countries should not get to the point where they meet on the battlefield. Conflict and confrontation are not in anyone’s interest. Peace and security are what the international community should appreciate the most, “Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart, according to a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
“As permanent members of the UN Security Council and the world’s two leading economies, China and the United States must not only guide China – US relations forward on the right track, but also assume our share of international responsibility and work for world peace and tranquility,” she added. .
Relations between the United States and China in the midst of the war between Russia and Ukraine
The call between Biden and Xi comes after the meeting between US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi on Monday. Sullivan met with Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Jiechi in Rome on March 14. During the meeting, Sullivan raised questions about US-China ties and discussed the Russian attack on Ukraine. Both emphasized the importance of maintaining open lines of communication between the United States and China.
It is pertinent to mention here that the conversation between two leaders also comes as the war between Russia and Ukraine enters on the 23rd day on Friday. US officials have reprimanded China’s response to Russia’s war in Ukraine. China has also on a number of occasions spoken out against the many sanctions against the Putin-led country. Earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed in a tweet that Russia had made ‘false allegations’ regarding the Ukraine war and accused China of supporting ‘propaganda’.
She wrote on Twitter: “Now that Russia has made these false allegations, and China has apparently supported this propaganda, we should all be looking for Russia’s possible use of chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine, or to create a false flag. surgery using them. It’s a clear pattern. “
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