Biden says not true that China's Xi turned him down for a meeting

by Reuters
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 02:09 GMT

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday it was not true that China's Xi Jinping turned him down when he proposed a face-to-face summit during a call last week.

The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Biden proposed the summit with his Chinese counterpart but failed to secure an agreement, an account later denied by the White House. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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