WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he is “sure” he will see Xi Jinping if his Chinese counterpart attends November’s meeting of the Group of 20 nations in Indonesia.
“If he’s there, I’m sure I’ll see him,” Biden told reporters before a Cabinet meeting.
Xi and Biden discussed the possible meeting during a more-than-two-hour July 28 call that included tense talks over a visit to the Chinese-claimed island of Taiwan by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Biden’s team has long sought – but has not yet confirmed – an in-person meeting between the two leaders to lower tensions over Taiwan, trade and a host of other issues.
(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt, editing by Deepa Babington)