US President Biden, China’s Xi have first call since November


YEREVAN, 2 APRIL, ARTSAKHPRESS. President Joe Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone Tuesday, a call the White House described as a way for the two leaders to “check in” and responsibly manage the strained U.S.-China relationship.

“Intense competition requires intense diplomacy to manage tensions, address misperceptions and prevent unintended conflict,” a senior administration official said on a call with reporters on Monday. “This call is one way to do that.”

During the call with Xi, the first such phone meeting since July 2022, Biden planned to raise a host of U.S. concerns, the official said, CNBC reports.

The last time Biden and Xi met in person was in November, on the sidelines of a summit in Woodside, California.

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