PUBLISHED : 10 Nov 2023 at 20: 45
US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping last met in Bali in November 2022. (Photo: AFP)
WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on Nov 15 in the San Francisco area to try to “stabilise” relations after recent tensions between the two superpowers, US officials said.
The meeting, which had not previously been confirmed, is not expected to produce major outcomes but is aimed at avoiding conflict between China and the United States, said senior administration officials.
Biden and Xi will also discuss pressing global crises such as the Israel-Hamas war and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as tensions over the flashpoint island of Taiwan.
The two leaders have not met for a year since their last encounter in Bali in November 2022, and relations between Beijing and Washington have plunged into the deep freeze since then.
“President Biden will indeed meet with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in the San Francisco Bay area of California on November 15,” a senior US official told reporters Thursday in embargoed comments.
Biden, 80, and Xi, 70,