– Joe Biden to discuss North Korea with Xi Jinping at G20
Joe Biden will ask Chinese President Xi Jinping to curb North Korea’s “bad tendencies” at the G20 summit in Indonesia.
US President Joe Biden has vowed to push for the re-establishment of a regime in North Korea when he meets Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time at next week’s G20 summit.
Joe Biden landed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday and held talks with his Chinese counterpart in Bali, Indonesia on Monday ahead of a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders. The meeting between the two superpowers saw North Korea launch ballistic missiles and appear to be preparing to conduct its seventh nuclear test in its history.
On the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia on Monday, Trump told reporters on Saturday that it was in Beijing’s interest to “play a constructive role in curbing North Korea’s worst trends” with US President Xi Jinping. National Security Adviser Jake. Sullivan. He would also tell him that if Pyongyang’s development of missiles and nuclear weapons “continues on this path, it will lead to a strengthening of the U.S. military and security presence in the region.”
Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to Cambodia, Jack Sullivan made it clear that Joe Biden was not going to ask China, but rather to give Xi Jinping “his vision.” “North Korea poses a threat not only to the United States, (South Korea) and Japan, but also to peace and stability in the entire region,” he said.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, the leaders of the world’s two largest economies, have spoken on the phone several times since the Democrat became president in January 2021. But the pandemic and Xi Jinping’s aversion to foreign travel prevented them from meeting in person.
The two have no shortage of subjects, with Washington and Beijing sparring over issues ranging from trade to human rights in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, bypassing the status of Taiwan. Ahead of the G20, Joe Biden will emphasize US engagement in Southeast Asia in meetings with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in an effort to counter Beijing’s influence in the region.
In recent years, China has flexed its muscles through trade, diplomacy and military might in a region it considers its strategic backyard. Joe Biden landed in Phnom Penh with an agenda to “elevate” the U.S. presence in the region as a guarantor of stability, Jake Sullivan said.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping approach the G20: In the US, Democrats were surprised by their good results in the midterm elections, and in China, Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as the country’s leader.
At last month’s Communist Party conference, the Chinese leader warned of a difficult geopolitical climate, without mentioning the United States by name, while declaring China’s “inevitable” victory. Besides Joe Biden, Xi Jinping will also meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, who will travel to Bangkok later in the week for the APEC summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, ostracized by the West following his invasion of Ukraine, will not attend the G20 summit, sending his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instead. The latter will promote Moscow’s view that the US is “destabilizing” the Asia-Pacific region by adopting a confrontational approach, Russian news agency TASS reported. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is almost set to attend the G20 summit after his request to address the ASEAN meeting was rejected.