The White House and Chinese state media confirmed the information and said the phone call took place on the morning of September 10.
The White House statement said the two sides discussed areas of mutual interest and areas of differences.
According to a senior US official, Biden’s message is that Washington hopes not to get into a situation where relations between the two countries are oriented towards unnecessary conflict in the future.
Xi Jinping and Joe Biden met in Beijing, China in 2013. Photo: Reuters
In addition, the US leader wants to maintain communication channels for the two sides to have a strategic dialogue on how to manage the competition between the world’s two leading economies.
According to the White House, Mr. Biden emphasized that the US has a long-term interest in peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
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