President Biden told reporters in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – USA: “I’m disappointed… but I’ll be meeting with him soon.” However, Mr Biden did not elaborate.
Mr Biden will visit India from September 7 to 10 to attend the summit of the world’s leading developed and emerging economies (G20), followed by Vietnam.
President Joe Biden met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 in Indonesia last year. Photo: Reuters
Sources related to the matter told Reuters news agency that Xi Jinping will probably not attend the G20 summit. Prime Minister Li Qiang is expected to represent China at the event in New Delhi.
Asked if he was looking forward to his visit to India, President Biden said: “Yes.”
theo Guardian, Since becoming president in 2013, Xi Jinping has attended every other in-person G20 summit except in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time he had participated online.
Relations between this year’s G20 host country and China have been strained over the past three years.
In June 2020, soldiers of the two countries clashed on the disputed border in the Himalayas, in which 24 people were killed.
Ms Farwa Amer, director of the South Asia Initiative at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in New York, said Mr Xi Jinping’s failure to attend the summit could be interpreted as China’s “unwillingness to give up the center stage” for India. Could.
Ms Amer commented: “China does not want India to be the voice of the Southern Hemisphere, or the country in the Himalayan region hosting this G20 summit.”