Mr Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping directly for the first time in a year at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) in San Francisco – USA on November 15.
This will be the second one-to-one meeting between the two leaders since Mr Biden took over as US President in January 2021.
Mr Sullivan said: “The President is committed to the restoration of relations between the two armies. He believes it is essential to address the competition responsibly and ensure that the competition does not become a conflict.” We need such communication channels so that there are no mistakes, miscalculations or misunderstandings.”
Mr Joe Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping directly for the first time in a year on November 15. Photo: Reuters
Mr Sullivan said restored military ties could take place at all levels from senior leadership to the strategic operational level, as well as “at sea and in the air in the Indo-Pacific”.
The White House national security adviser told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that Mr Biden would try to boost military ties in his meeting with Mr Xi, but declined to give further details.
According to the news agency reutersMr Sullivan said: “China has fundamentally strengthened those communications links. President Joe Biden wants to re-establish that. It’s high on the agenda.”
The meeting between the two leaders is expected to discuss global issues ranging from Israel-Hamas conflict to Russia-Ukraine conflict, North Korea’s relations with Russia and Taiwan issue (China). , the Indo-Pacific region, human rights, fentanyl production, artificial intelligence, as well as equitable trade and economic relations.
Relations between the two countries became strained in February after Mr Biden ordered the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon flying over the US. But top Biden administration officials have since visited Beijing and met with fellow officials to re-establish contacts. And trust.