Clarification from the White House on the meeting between the US president and his Chinese counterpart. Urgent
John Kirby, the White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator, said US President Joe Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at an appropriate time. When asked about the communication plans between the two leaders, Kirby said: “The president wants to keep communication channels open with China. I heard him say a few days ago that he intends to negotiate a new [contact] opportunity with Chinese President Xi” . Jinping. I think that will happen in due time for him.” It is important to maintain the opportunity for contacts between the leaders of our countries, especially now, when relations between us are very tense.
According to the Kremlin press service, Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia will take place from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
For his part, the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, said that during this visit, the Chinese president will discuss in detail important global and regional issues with the Russian president.
As Wang Wenbin pointed out, in the context of increasing instability in the international arena, the relations supported by Moscow and Beijing have great significance and influence, far exceeding bilateral coordination.