U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Sunday with Arab partners as he pressed ahead with an urgent Middle East diplomatic mission to prevent Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza from spreading.
The arrival of the U.S. secretary of state is part of a diplomatic tour to show support for Israel following deadly attacks by Hamas militants. Meanwhile, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Gaza.
As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wraps up two days of diplomatic talks in Beijing, he said the two world powers must maintain communication despite "profound" differences.
In footage released by China's state broadcaster, Xi is heard to say "The two sides have agreed to follow through on the common understandings President Biden and I have reached in Bali."
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Beijing early Sunday on a high-stakes diplomatic mission to try to cool exploding U.S.-China tensions that have set many around the world on edge.
The meeting is the highest level of contact between the two nations since the discovery of a Chinese balloon in U.S. airspace at the beginning of this month.