Senior US, Chinese officials’ meeting ends with agreement for ‘virtual summit’ of presidents

Six-hour closed-door meeting between senior US and Chinese officials at an airport hotel in Switzerland ended with agreement for presidents of the two nations to hold “virtual summit” before year-end . Key points: – Beijing and Washington both said Wednesday’s talks were constructive and frank – US official said they shouldn’t be seen as a thaw in relations – A phone call last month was the first official contact between country presidents in nearly seven months US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi at a hotel in Zurich on Wednesday local time.…

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