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Phone call between Biden and Xi Jinping today

Taiwan issue and the war between Russia and Ukraine among the topics on the agenda

A phone call between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will be held today. Two issues are at the top of the priority agenda: the Taiwan issue with the upcoming visit to the island by the speaker of the US House of Representatives; and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. On the economic front, experts expect an exchange of views on the possibility of lifting some trade tariffs. 

"This is a key event: the president wants to make sure the lines of communication remain open, because they have to be". "The ramifications of the relationship between Washington and Beijing go far beyond the two countries", US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said in recent hours, indirectly confirming that there will be a phone call. 

Washington will reiterate US support for the one-China policy. As for the possibility of a visit of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi to the island of Taiwan, the decision is up to her they let the star country know. In any case, this is an important talk because it comes at a time of high tension between the two powers, particularly regarding the Taipei affair.

On the same topic see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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