Biden to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he heads on post-midterms trip to Egypt, Cambodia, Indonesia
Staff, 2022-11-10 10:04:55,
President Joe Biden is set to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday while the two are in Bali, Indonesia, for the annual summit of leaders from the “Group of 20” industrialized nations. This will be the first time the two have had a face-to-face meeting since Biden took office.
“The Leaders will discuss efforts to maintain and deepen lines of communication between the United States and the PRC, responsibly manage competition, and work together where our interests align, especially on transnational challenges that affect the international community. The two Leaders will also discuss a range of regional and global issues,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement Thursday.
Biden is set to depart Thursday for a three-country tour to Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia as he pivots to foreign policy following his party’s surprising electoral successes.
The president plans to make a quick stop in Egypt for the annual United Nations global climate summit, followed by a longer visit to Cambodia for a pair of conferences with southeast Asian nations.
He’s then scheduled to fly to Indonesia, for the G-20 summit, where he will meet with President Xi Jinping.
Here’s a look at what to watch for as Biden heads abroad.
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