US, China agree to resume military-to-military contacts - Pentagon
US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have reached an agreement to resume military-to-military talks between the two countries
This was stated by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
He emphasized that the latest news about the planned resumption of contacts between the military is encouraging.
The Defense Secretary noted that a consistent and constructive dialogue at the military level is important and the United States plans to conduct practical negotiations with Chinese representatives at all levels.
The Pentagon expressed concern over the absence of military-level communication with China, particularly in light of the provocative behavior exhibited by the Chinese military, such as interceptions of American aircraft.
The United States recorded over 180 forced and risky interceptions of its aircraft in the region from 2021 to 2023.
- On November 14, Xi Jinping arrived in the United States for the first time in 6 years.
- On Wednesday, November 15, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in California at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.