The talks between the two US and Chinese leaders lasted for more than 4 hours on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference.
Mr Biden welcomed the Chinese leader at the Filoli Estate in Woodside, California, about 40 km south of San Francisco.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, President Joe Biden told Xi Jinping that the issue of competition between the two countries cannot turn into conflict and called for “responsible” management of bilateral relations.
“The serious global challenges we face, from climate change to counter-narcotics to artificial intelligence, require our collective efforts” – Mr Biden said.
US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on November 15. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese President replied: “The Earth is big enough for both countries to succeed.”
President Xi Jinping said that the world has changed a lot since he met President Biden last year.
According to the news agency reutersMr Xi Jinping called the US-China relationship “the most important bilateral relationship in the world”, and said he and President Joe Biden “both bear enormous responsibility for the people, for the world and for history”.
According to Mr. Xi Jinping, “For two big countries like China and the US, turning away from each other is not an option. Conflict and confrontation will have unpredictable consequences for both sides.”
US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands on November 15. Photo: Reuters
Understand each other, President Biden wrote on the social network X (Twitter) after the meeting and before having lunch with Mr. “We have made real progress.”
Subsequently, the White House issued a statement saying that the US and Chinese leaders “had candid and constructive discussions on a range of bilateral and international issues, as well as exchanged views on differences between the two countries.”
Mr Biden and Mr Xi Jinping held wide-ranging discussions on issues such as limiting the flow of fentanyl into the US, the safe use of artificial intelligence and US restrictions on China’s access to high technology grants.
According to channel comments cnbcIn recent times, signs of goodwill between the two countries have increased.
Hours before the two US-Chinese leaders met, the US and China reiterated their commitment to cooperate on climate issues. Many direct flights between America and China are resuming.
Last month, Chinese goods importers signed their first agreements since 2017 to buy large quantities of American agricultural products, according to a press release from the US Embassy in Beijing.