In a written statement from the White House, it was reported that during the meeting to be held on November 15, President Biden and Chinese President Xi will discuss bilateral relations, the importance of keeping communication channels open, regional and economic issues.

In line with the consensus reached during their last meeting at the G20 Summit in Indonesia last year, the two leaders will also discuss ways to continue the competition between the two countries in a responsible manner and the opportunities for cooperation in areas where their interests coincide, especially on transnational issues affecting the international community, the statement said.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry also announced that President Xi will visit San Francisco on November 14-17 at the invitation of US President Biden for the China-US summit meeting and the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Xi's visit is of critical importance at a time when US-China relations are facing tensions caused by geopolitical and economic rivalry, as well as increased dialogue.

Biden and Xi last met face-to-face in November 2022 at the G20 Summit on the Indonesian island of Bali. While Biden attended the G20 Summit in New Delhi, the capital of India, this year, the Chinese leader did not attend.

Seeking dialogue in US-China relations

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Washington-Beijing relations, which came to a standstill due to the crisis caused by the entry of a Chinese high-altitude balloon into US airspace in February, have been intensifying high-level contacts since June.

After Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to China in June, which was canceled due to the balloon crisis, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry visited the country in July and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited the country in August.

A group of senators led by US Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer also visited China in early October and were received by President Xi Jinping.

California Governor Gavin Newsom also visited China in October and had the opportunity to meet with President Xi in Beijing.

Chinese Foreign Minister Vang Yi visited Washington on October 26-28 in preparation for Xi's possible visit. During the visit, Vang met with Secretary of State Blinken and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, as well as President Biden.

China's vice premier for foreign economic affairs, Hu Lifıng, is also in Washington at the invitation of US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.