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China and USA leaders agree to restore military communication

China and USA leaders agree to restore military communication Xi Jinping and Joe Biden (photo: GettyImages)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden have reached an agreement to restore high-level military communication and cooperate in the fight against drugs, according to Xinhua.

The leaders agreed to resume high-level military cooperation between the two countries based on equality and respect. Both sides will also restart meetings between their defense ministries, consultations on maritime military security, and initiate negotiations between commanders.

Additionally, the parties agreed to establish a working group on drug control and conduct intergovernmental dialogues on artificial intelligence.

Furthermore, the leaders of both countries pledged to increase the number of flights early next year and expand exchanges in the fields of education, foreign students, culture, sports, and business.

Meeting of US and China leaders

Biden and Xi Jinping met on U.S. soil for the first time in six years. The last time the Chinese leader visited the United States was during Donald Trump's presidency.

Biden and Xi Jinping are expected to address global issues, including the conflict in the Middle East, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the relationship between North Korea and Russia, Taiwan, human rights, artificial intelligence, as well as trade and economic relations.

President Biden has previously stated that his goal in the talks is to improve relations with China amid tensions, particularly related to the Taiwan issue.

Information has already emerged that Xi called on Biden to stop arming Taiwan and to support reunification with the island.

For more details on expectations from the talks between the leaders of China and the U.S., you can read the article by RBC-Ukraine.