SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 July 2021, Friday |

U.S., China discuss possible meeting of secretary of state, Chinese Foreign Minister

The United States and China are talking about a conceivable assembly of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a G20 meet in Italy another week, the Financial Times detailed on Wednesday citing individuals briefed on the talks.

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has also informed counterparts in Beijing that it would like Wendy Sherman, deputy secretary of state, to visit China over the summer, the newspaper said.

The White House has moreover held preparatory inner talks around sending Blinken or Jake Sullivan, the national security consultant, to China afterward this year, which might set the arrange for Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold a reciprocal summit on the edges of the G20 pioneers assembly in Rome in October, the British newspaper reported.