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The White House announced that it expects more contacts between US and Chinese officials after US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi in Vienna, according to the Russian “Tass” news agency.
A spokesman for the US National Security Council, John Kirby, said during a press conference on Friday: “We hope that this will provide additional possibilities for activating negotiations with the Chinese side, including the visit of Secretary of State Blinken to Beijing and the possible visits of (US Treasury and Commerce) Yellen and Raimondo.” “.
This came in a comment on the negotiations held in Vienna on May 10-11 between US President’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Chief of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Wang Yi.
Regarding the expected phone call between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kirby confirmed that there is no agreement to hold it yet, adding that Biden “really wants” to talk to the Chinese president, and that Washington is convinced that this “will happen at the right time.”
Media reports indicated that China did not show interest in holding a new conversation with Biden, and that the recent meeting between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Wang Yi in Munich did not lead to a reduction in tensions between Beijing and Washington.