November 28, 2023

Watch: Biden closes APEC summit with leaders retreat

Watch Joe Biden host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders retreat to shut the summit on Friday, 17 November.

The US president formally transfered the APEC chair to president Dina Boluarte of Peru.

It comes after Mr Biden hosted a bilateral assembly with his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, following a four-day diplomatic push with China in addition to different Pacific nations.

This week, Mr Biden and Chinese president Xi Jinping had what each nations referred to as their “most productive meeting” so far as they spoke to one another face-to-face for the primary time in a 12 months.

Following their talks on Wednesday, Mr Biden called Mr Xi a “dictator” in a casual comment.

“Look, he is. He’s a dictator in the sense that he’s a guy who runs a country that is a communist country that’s based on a form of government totally different than ours,” Mr Biden mentioned as he walked away from a stage.

Mr Biden additionally used the time period in June, prompting the Chinese overseas ministry to explain the remark as “extremely absurd and irresponsible.”