U.S. President Joe Biden called Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations between Washington and Beijing and allegedly used some of the 90-minute phone call to “reminisce” with Xi about their previous “travels together,” the Associated Press (AP) reported.
“The two spent time on the call reminiscing about their time traveling together when they were both vice presidents,” the AP reported on September 9, citing a “senior [Biden] administration official” who spoke to the news agency on the condition of anonymity as he “was not authorized to comment publicly” on the matter.
Biden initiated Thursday’s telephone conversation with Xi, according to Chinese state media. The call marked the second such dialogue between the two heads of state since Biden took office in January.
“[T]he two leaders held candid, in-depth and broad strategic communication and exchanges on bilateral relations and relevant issues of shared interest,” China’s