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USA-China-Biden-XI summit: biden denies that XI refused to participate in an
Washington (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden denied Tuesday a report from the Financial Times saying that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had refused his invitation to take part in a top face-to-face.
The Financial Times had cited many sources by the content of the call between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping which took place last Thursday.
"It's wrong," Joe Biden responded to the journalists who asked him if he was disappointed that Xi Jinping does not want to meet him.
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Earlier, Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden's National Security Advisor stated that the "Financial Times) N '(was) not accurate. Final point".
A source that the content of the call between the two presidents confirmed that the report made by the log was accurate.
"Apparently, Xi Jinping suggested that the employee's tone and atmosphere of the relationship between the two countries should first be improved," she told Reuters.
The Embassy of China in Washington did not immediately respond to a comment request.
The Financial Times cites one of its sources that Joe Biden proposed a summit as one of the many follow-up opportunities with Xi Jinping, and that he did not expect to receive an answer immediately.
The White House thinks that if Xi Jinping did not accept the idea of a summit, it is partly due to the concerns about the coronavirus epidemic, adds the newspaper, citing an American official.
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The G20 summit to be held in Italy in October has been mentioned as a possible place for a face-to-face meeting, but Xi Jinping has not left China since the beginning of the pandemic at the beginning of last year .
In his statement, Jake Sullivan added, "As we said, the presidents discussed the importance of being able to have private discussions, and we will respect that."
For the first time in seven months, Joe Biden spoke last Thursday by phone, with Xi Jinping.
During this interview, the two leaders discussed the need to prevent the competition between the first two global economies on conflict.
(Report Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom in Washington and Shubham Kalia in Bangalore; French version Camille Raynaud)
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