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Biden urges Xi to influence Russia and Iran over Ukraine wars

Apr 2, 2024

US President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time since their personal meeting in California last November.

The US official told this at a briefing for journalists, Bloomberg reports.

The US president spoke with Xi about China's leverage over Russia and Iran in the context of the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, the official said.


Biden also expressed concern about China's behavior in the South China Sea. In particular, he referred to the recent episode when the Chinese fired water cannons at a Philippine bulk carrier.

According to him, Biden pushed Xi on counter-narcotics efforts, while discussing the progress made since November on measures to limit and cut off the flow of certain chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/04/2024

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