Joe Biden said Friday he was “proud” of Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the opening of tense talks between American and Chinese diplomats in their first face-to-face meeting since the US president took office.
The two-day negotiations in Alaska are aimed at addressing a relationship that was pitched into turmoil during Donald Trump’s presidency, and they got off to a fractious start Thursday as the two sides traded barbs.
“I am proud of the secretary of state,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
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