Biden-Xi summit in San Francisco

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping summit in San Francisco

by Niresh Eliatamby 16-11-2023 | 7:20 AM

Colombo (News 1st) - A much-anticipated summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco has resulted in the two rivals agreeing to restore high-level military communication, U.S. and Chinese media reported.

The meeting between the two leaders was followed by 4 hours of talks between the diplomatic teams of the two countries, led by the two presidents.

"We're back to direct, open, clear, direct communications," President Biden announced following the summit.

President Xi was quoted in Chinese media as saying "China has no plans to surpass or unseat the United States, and the United States should not scheme to suppress or contain China."

However, the summit did not result in a joint statement or declaration.

Biden urged China to pressure Iran to prevent the Gaza War from spreading across the Middle East.

Xi told Biden that the United States should “take real actions to honor its commitment of not supporting ‘Taiwan Independence’,” Chinese state media reported.