November 16, Thursday, 2023

1. China’s foreign ministry is hailing the outcome of President Xi Jinping’s latest summit with US President Joe Biden. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, ministry spokesperson Mao Ning described the talks as comprehensive and constructive, with strategic significance and far-reaching influence. 2. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Britain’s new Foreign Secretary David Cameron has visited Kyiv in his first overseas trip after taking up his new post. The former British prime minister became foreign secretary in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday. 3. Ukrainian troops have made some progress in their counteroffensive against Russia by securing a foothold in an occupied area of the Kherson region. The two sides are currently engaged in fierce fighting in Ukraine’s south and east.