BREAKING: China’s President Xi to attend G20 summit, first time in 24 months

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By Gideon Adonai

President Xi Jinping will attend the G20 summit in Indonesia from November 14 to 17, China’s foreign ministry confirms.

The foreign ministry statement said he will meet US President Joe Biden and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron next week, but did not specify where.

President Joe Biden will discuss a range of geopolitical challenges next week in his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping since he ascended to the White House two years ago.

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“We expect this meeting to be an in-depth and substantive conversation between the leaders aimed at better understanding one another’s priorities and intentions,” a senior Biden administration official told reporters on a call.

The meeting between the two leaders will take place Monday ahead of the G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

“I expect the president will be honest about a number of our concerns,” added the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.