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Biden meets with Wang: “Positive development”

Biden meets with Wang: “Positive development”

Wang’s three-day visit is the latest in a series of meetings between top US and Chinese politicians this year.

In the conversation with Wang, Biden stressed, among other things, the importance of “the United States and China working together to confront global challenges,” the White House said in a statement.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken — who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June and Wang on Thursday — and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also attended the meeting.

Biden considered the meeting with Wang “a positive development and a good opportunity to continue the dialogue,” according to his spokesman John Kirby.

The relationship between the two countries is frosty. In addition to geopolitical tensions, the issue is also deteriorating on trade – and the meeting between Biden and Wang could be seen as another attempt to thaw the relationship.

Earlier in October, Biden invited President Xi to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco on November 11-17. Nothing has been answered yet. We will have to see whether Wang’s visit to the United States now paves the way for approval.

Kirby says Biden looks forward to meeting with Xi again, and “we are confident that will happen.”

Before his trip to the United States, Wang expressed that China’s goal is “as quickly as possible” to put the relationship with the United States “on the right track in a healthy, stable and sustainable direction.”

Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Anthony Blinken met on Thursday. Photo: Jose Luis Magaña/AP/TT

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