The US president Joe Biden will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G20 leaders meeting. The conversation between the presidents will take place on November 14.
This will be the first face-to-face meeting between the politicians since Biden became US president.
The meeting of politicians was announced in the White House, Reuters reported. The presidents will discuss cooperation between the United States and China.
Biden plans to mention the US concern about Taiwan and human rights violations in China. In addition, according to the report, the American president wants to lay the “foundation” for the normalization of relations with China.
US and China leaders to discuss Russia-Ukraine war
Biden and Jinping will also discuss the war between Russia and Ukraine and the threat from North Korea. As experts suggested earlier, China is unhappy with Russian actions on war escalation in Ukraine. So, the US might ask China to use its influence on Moscow and convince it to stop the war.
It is expected that the conversation will not result in any joint statement on what agreements were reached.
It should be noted that the day before Biden said that he would not make any fundamental concessions during the meeting with the Chinese president. The American leader wants them both to set out their “red lines” and resolve the conflict zones, in particular in Taiwan.\
What is known about the G20 summit?
The G20 leaders’ summit will be held on the island of Bali in Indonesia. The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy will also take part in the event. However, it is not yet known in what format.
It’s not sure if Russian president Vladimir Putin is planning to attend the summit. There have been contradictory reports.
At the same time, Volodymyr Zelensky said that he would not join the meeting if the aggressor was present. In September, Zelensky refused to negotiate with the current leader of the Kremlin.
Joe Biden also said he did not want to talk to Putin at the G20 summit.