Biden to skip ASEAN, head straight to India for G20 summit
The White House has announced Joe Biden’s travel plans to India. The US president is set to skip the ASEAN summit in Indonesia, sending Vice President Kamala Harris to represent the country at the event, while he heads straight to New Delhi for the G20 Leaders’ Summit.
The highly anticipated event will gather prominent leaders from around the world between September 7 to 11 to discuss and make decisions on pressing global challenges, with the ongoing war in Ukraine expected among key topics on the agenda.
The White House revealed Biden’s discussions with fellow leaders at the summit will encompass a string of challenges that demand immediate attention. In addition to the aforementioned Ukraine conflict, the broader issue of climate change could be discussed, too.
Biden’s Planned Trip Reaffirms Washington’s Commitment To The G20
The upcoming summit in September is poised to become a momentous occasion as it shall mark one of the most anticipated gatherings of world leaders in India and serve as a testament to the country’s ascendancy in the global arena.
Discussions will extend to finding ways to harness the combined strength of the G20 group to counteract some of the pressing global challenges. Biden’s planned visit to New Delhi reaffirms Washington’s commitment to the G20, amid the country’s interest to host the event in 2026.
The spotlight could also be on institutions like the World Bank, which play a significant role in managing global predicaments. The collective objective will likely be to enhance the capacity of these institutions to make them better equipped to combat global challenges.