At the meeting, which began a couple of hours ago, Xi Jinping, addressing the American leader and members of his delegation, noted that this was the first meeting between the parties via videoconference.
“… This, of course, is not a face-to-face meeting, but not bad either. I am very glad to see an old friend, ”he added.
Earlier, the Central Television of China informed that the online meeting of the leaders of the PRC and the United States began at 08:46 (03:46 Moscow time). According to the press service of the White House, the conversation will continue for several hours.
Recall that this is the first meeting of the two leaders of an official nature since Biden took office as president. Prior to that, their communication took place by phone.