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China calls for joint 'active steps' to advance ties with U.S. in 'positive direction'

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  • 16th November, 2021 10:47:23 AM
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China calls for joint 'active steps' to advance ties with U.S. in 'positive direction'

Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking during a virtual meeting with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Tuesday, called for China-U.S. relations to be advanced "in a positive direction" with "active steps."

"China and the U.S. should each run their domestic affairs well and, at the same time, shoulder their share of international responsibilities, and work together to advance the noble cause of world peace and development," Xi said, before calling for the two sides to increase communication and cooperation.

Noting that China and the U.S. are the world's two largest economies and permanent members of the UN Security Council, he said the two countries should work together to advance the cause of world peace and development.

On jointly safeguarding a peaceful and stable international environment, Xi emphasized finding effective responses to global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

For his part, Biden said he hoped to have a candid conversation with Xi, adding that it was important they communicated openly and honestly.

The U.S. president also said he hoped his next meeting with Xi would be face to face.

Tuesday's meeting is the first virtual meeting between the two leaders. Since the beginning of this year, Xi has held two phone conversations with Biden.

 

Source: CGTN