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Biden and Xi to Meet on November 15 in San Francisco | Credits: Getty
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Biden and Xi to Meet on November 15 in San Francisco

Washington, United States: The highly anticipated meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to take place in mid-November in San Francisco, according to a source. The confirmation was given on Wednesday.

The leaders of the two world’s largest economies will be meeting on November 15, and it will be the first summit in a year of both rival powers.

As per the details shared by the US official, along with the Washington-based diplomat, this announcement has not been made by the authorities of both countries, but there are some arrangements to hold this meeting during the sidelines of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC Summit). APEC Summit 2023 will be hosted by the United States in San Francisco.

Several reports have also confirmed that both governments have not yet publicly confirmed the meeting between Biden and Xi but have given wide indications – which increase the wide expectations.

What White House Press Secretary has to say?

Earlier on October 31, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre outlined that the authorities in Washington have been hoping for a “constructive conversation in San Francisco” between both presidents, according to the reports by news agency Reuters.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | Credits: AFP via Getty Images

It is worth highlighting that this meeting will be the first between both leaders after they had lengthy talks in November 2022 in Bali. The previous meeting took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit 2022.

According to the reports, last year’s meeting gathered positive comments from both – Biden and Xi. It is reported that both leaders have been saying that the conflict between the nations should be avoided.

However, tensions have resurfaced between the countries, with the United States protesting earlier this year what it described as a Chinese surveillance balloon over US soil, Reuters reported.

On the contrary, China has shown outrage by growing pressure from the United States. Some of the topics include restrictions on high-tech chips – which the US thinks Beijing will use for military purposes.

US and China flags | Credits: AFP via Getty Images

In addition to this, Taiwan – the self-ruling democracy that Beijing claims, is also one of the important topics that has raised tensions. Reportedly, the Chinese authorities have staged major military exercises to give a reply to the leaders’ pro-Taiwan action in the US Congress.

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