G20 Summit: Looking forward to India trip, disappointed Xi Jinping not attending, says President Biden
Ahead of his trip, reporters asked Biden on Sunday whether he was looking forward to his visits to India and Vietnam. “Yes, I am," Biden replied. Read further on Dynamite News:
Washington: US President Joe Biden has said that he is looking forward to his trip to India this week but is disappointed that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will not attend the G20 summit in New Delhi.
Biden will travel to India on September 7 to participate in the G20 Summit and will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8 on the sidelines of the historic meeting, the White House announced on Friday.
In its capacity as the current president of G20, India is hosting the annual summit of the influential grouping in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.
Ahead of his trip, reporters asked Biden on Sunday whether he was looking forward to his visits to India and Vietnam.
“Yes, I am," Biden replied.
He expressed his disappointment over President Xi of China not attending the summit in New Delhi.
"I am disappointed, but I am going to get to see him," Biden said in response to a question.
Biden, along with more than two dozen world leaders, is scheduled to attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
According to reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are not likely to attend the Summit. (with Agency inputs)