White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said that US President Joseph Biden did not say that he did not consider Chinese President Xi Jinping to be his friend, TASS reports.
“The President did not say that. The President considers him to be a person whom he has known for a long time, with whom he can have a sincere relationship, ”said Psaki.
Earlier, Biden, at a meeting with Xi Jinping, expressed concern about China’s actions regarding Tibet and Hong Kong.
At the same time, the US President noted the importance of international cooperation between the two countries in key areas. He stressed that interaction is necessary to combat global challenges.