Biden meets Chinese foreign minister

US President Joe Biden meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the White House on October 27, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that the One-China Policy and the Three China-US Joint Statements are the most important political foundations for US-China bilateral relations, which must be „seriously” maintained and distractions removed. .

The top Chinese diplomat made the comments during his meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House, which lasted „about an hour”, senior administration officials said.

Wang, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and director of the Central Commission Office for Foreign Affairs, first conveyed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s greetings to Biden. Xi.

Wang said the purpose of his visit was to communicate with the US side to conscientiously implement the important consensus reached by the two leaders during the first summit in Bali, Indonesia last November.

Based on the return to the Bali agenda later, Wang said the two sides are „looking after San Francisco” and working to stabilize China-US relations and return it to the path of healthy and sustainable development. Chinese reading of the meeting.

The reading did not indicate whether the two presidents would hold a future summit in San Francisco, the site of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week in November.

Senior US administration officials told reporters on Friday evening that the meeting between Biden and Xi in the California city confirmed that the two sides were working together.

Wang told Biden that China attaches importance to the United States’ confidence in strengthening and improving relations with China.

„We must act responsibly to history, people and the world and act in accordance with the three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation, as proposed by President Xi Jinping. To stabilize and develop China-US relations,” the minister said.

He added that it not only serves the fundamental interests of both countries and peoples but also fulfills the common expectations of the international community.

According to a White House release, Biden stressed that the United States and China must responsibly manage competition in the relationship and maintain open lines of communication.

The US President underlined that the US and China must work together to address global challenges.

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