Washington, 13 November 2023 (TDI): The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit will happen on Wednesday in San Francisco where President Joe Biden and President Xi-Jinping will have their first in-person meeting in a year.

In such a scenario, “the United States wants to close its military ties with the People Republic of China,” the White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan said on Sunday. It will be the second in-person meeting between the two leaders since Joe Biden took control of the Oval Office in January 2021.

In an interview with CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) on “Face the Nation”, Jake Sullivan stated, “The president is determined to revamp military ties between the two powers, and it is in the national security interest of the US.”

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In the changing world order domain, both countries are living in deteriorating conditions on different sets of strategic moves. Their meeting is not the top agenda of APEC’s summit. It is happening on the sidelines. In addition to this, the world would be able to see that US-China relations have been disturbed in recent years.

The US National Security Advisor further added, “The restored military-to-military ties will take place at every level and forum through first-tier leadership and by tactical operational level, as well on the water and in the air in the Indo-Pacific.”

Both leaders will address a range of global issues, including the Russia-Ukraine war, the Israel-Hamas conflict, North Korea’s ties with Russia, and Taiwan, Indo-Pacific human rights, fentanyl production, artificial intelligence, and “fair” trade, according to a senior US official.

During media appearance, “State of the Union,” Sullivan mentioned that President Biden and Xi aims to “make progress” in military connections. However, he refrained from giving additional specifics.

“In essence, they have essentially cut off communication links with the Chinese. President Biden is eager to restore them,” Sullivan explained. “This stands out as a key priority on the agenda.”