The White House National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, assured this Wednesday that both he and the main Chinese diplomat, Wang Yi, concluded that the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will maintain a telephone conversation “relatively soon” within the framework of the efforts of both countries to reduce tensions. “We have agreed that President Biden and President Xi should talk, and they should talk on the phone relatively soon. There is nothing that can substitute a conversation between leaders,” Sullivan said during the UC San Diego Forum on US-US Relations. China, as published by ‘The Washington Times’. The meeting between Sullivan and Wang has been the first of this caliber since the beginning of the rapprochement maneuvers initiated in November last year by Biden and Xi after months of friction over different issues, such as the shooting down of an alleged Chinese spy balloon on the ground. American or the visits to Taiwan of senior American officials, which China denounces as an implicit recognition of the island’s autonomy and have, on occasions, been responded to by tense military maneuvers by the Chinese Army.