Bali: On Saturday, Vice President of the U.S. Kamala Harris met briefly with President of China Xi Jinping, a White House official said.
“The Vice President noted a key message that President Biden emphasized in his November 14 meeting with President Xi: we must maintain open lines of communication to responsibly manage the competition between our countries,” the official said. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV confirmed the meeting later in the morning.
Xi Jinping said the meeting with President Biden in Bali, Indonesia, was strategic and constructive, and had significant guiding importance for the next stage of China-U.S. relations, according to the broadcaster’s official readout of the meeting.
“It is hoped that the two sides will further enhance mutual understanding, reduce misunderstanding and misjudgment, and jointly promote China-US relations to return to a healthy and stable track.” VP Harris and Xi Jinping met at the APEC summit in Thailand.