WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed “disappointment” over reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping might not attend the Group of 20 summit this week in India.
“I’m disappointed, but I’ll see it,” the US president told reporters, though he did not elaborate on where he would meet the Chinese president.
Biden’s comments followed multiple media reports last week that Xi was unlikely to attend the meeting in New Delhi, and that Washington’s presence was seen as an opportunity to strengthen cooperation with Indus allies. -Peaceful.
The two leaders met last year at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden took office. They then advocate promoting and promoting “cooperation” to avoid conflict and address different global challenges.
The meeting between Biden and Xi comes three months after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan heightened tensions and fueled further Chinese military maneuvers in the region.