China, US maintaining 'close communication' to facilitate Xi-Biden virtual summit: Chinese spokesman

Updated: few hours ago

Beijing, Nov 12 (PTI) China on Friday said it was in "close communication" with the US to facilitate the first virtual summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden and hoped that Washington will work with it to bring the bilateral ties back to the "right track of sound and stable development."

While some reports said the meeting could take place as early as Monday, both sides have not given any specific details and a firm date.

US officials said last month that they had reached a tentative agreement with China to hold a virtual meeting between Biden and Xi before the end of the year, as part of an effort to ensure stability in one of the world's most consequential and fraught relationships.