Foreign Ministry Spokesperson: China and the US Discussed a Video Conference Between the Two Heads of State before the End of This Year

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian held a regular press conference on October 8, 2021. One Journalist asked: I wonder if you could provide any information on a possible meeting between the Chinese and U.S. heads of state?

Zhao Lijian: Following the spirit of the phone call between Chinese and U.S. heads of state on September 10, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Zurich, Switzerland. The two sides had a comprehensive, candid and in-depth exchange of views on China-U.S. relations and international and regional issues of common concern.

During their phone call on September 10, the two heads of state agreed to maintain frequent contact by multiple means. To act on their consensus, Director Yang Jiechi and NSA Jake Sullivan discussed during the meeting a video conference between the two heads of state before the end of this year.

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