Xi traveled to San Francisco at the invitation of Biden for the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum, which ends this Friday.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, is waiting this Wednesday, smiling, at the entrance of the Filoli residence, about 50 kilometers from San Francisco, for the arrival of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.
Xi got out of the car and walked towards the host who extended his hand and they waited for the right time for the photos. Later, in the meeting room, the two delegations expressed their greetings.
Thus began, in an apparently relaxed atmosphere, the long-awaited meeting between the leaders of the two main world powers.
At the beginning, the American president admitted that “we do not always agree, which is not surprising to anyone, but our meetings are always frank, direct and useful.”
He also suggested that the United States and China should “get over their differences.”
For his part, Xi assured Biden that “planet Earth is big enough for both countries to continue” and emphasized, like his host, that Washington and Beijing “must be fully capable of overcoming their differences.”
The two heads of state last met face to face a year ago, during the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, where some understandings were reached.
For many observers, the fact that talks are taking place is seen by White House advisers as a positive sign after months of intense friction.
Faced with conflict in the Middle East and a devastating war in Ukraine, Biden is eager to prevent another global crisis from erupting during his term, local reports said. press.
Precisely when Biden was preparing to travel to San Francisco, he expressed to journalists his desire to “take a normal course,” even if there are significant differences on many issues.
According to the Democratic leader, it’s good to “get on the phone and talk to each other when there’s a crisis. “Making sure that our militaries keep in touch with each other, what we’re trying to do is improve the relationship.”
Xi traveled to San Francisco at the invitation of Biden for the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC), which ends on Friday.
‘Creating a strong and sustainable future for all’ is the theme of this mechanism that brings together more than a thousand participants in the city of California, including the leaders of 21 economies that make up of the mechanism, which was created in 1989.