Xinhua reported that Biden conveyed his greetings to Xi, and said the US was willing to maintain communication with China and jointly respond to global challenges.
A senior Biden administration official told reporters in a conference call that the two sides were indeed “making preparations for just such a meeting”.
Washington would “leave it to the Chinese side” to decide if and when the announcement will be made, given that Beijing often confirms trips made by leaders much closer to the date, the official said.
Wang’s visit also marks the first trip to Washington by a Chinese foreign minister since 2018, the year the US-China trade war began. Wang said his visit aimed to follow through on the common understandings reached by the two heads of state at last year’s G20 summit in Indonesia.