Biden: Xi Jinping’s decision on G20 disappointing: Biden

-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)

Joe Biden expressed disappointment over the news that Xi Jinping has decided not to attend the G20 summit. However, he said that he was going to meet the President of China.

: US President Joe Biden has expressed disappointment over Chinese President Xi Jinping’s decision not to attend the G20. It is known that Xi Jinping has decided to send Chinese Premier Li Qiang as his representative to the conference to be held this week. Responding to a question asked by reporters in Delaware recently about these developments, Biden openly said, “I am disappointed… but I am going to meet him.” However, the information about where their meeting will be held has not been revealed. This year, Biden’s visit to the G20 summit will be held between September 7-10. Later he will visit Vietnam. Reacting to these visits, Biden said that there is a need to coordinate more with the respective countries. At the same time, India and Vietnam are also showing interest in strengthening relations with America.

In fact, Xi Jinping revealed that he would go to India in the past. But, when reporters questioned about this trip in the regular press meet held by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday, the officials could not say for sure. At the same time there were reports in the press that Xi Jinping decided not to attend the G20 this year.

At a time when India-China relations are in a very awkward situation, Xi Jinping’s absence will worsen the situation. China’s release of a new map last week sparked yet another dispute between the two countries. 

Biden-Xinping met at a conference in Bali last year. They are likely to meet in November this year as well. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference will be held in San Francisco that month. Xi Jinping is likely to attend this meeting.