If President Xi Jinping, a fellow international leader, attends the next G-20 Summit in November, President Joe Biden indicated he would “see” him there.
When asked if he would meet with Xi on Tuesday, Biden responded, “If he’s there, I’m sure I’ll see him.”
The summit is an annual gathering of the biggest economies in the world, and it will take place this year on Bali, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia. According to an interview with Bloomberg News, Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated that both Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin intend to attend the summit.
Since January 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic, Xi has not left the country.
During their July 28 phone discussion, which took place amid heightened tensions over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, Biden and Xi already discussed meeting at the G-20. The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported that Chinese officials were arranging for Xi and Biden to meet in November somewhere in Southeast Asia.