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Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will journey to Egypt to take part within the COP27 United Nations local weather change summit on Nov. 11, the place he’ll name on the world to behave “on this decisive decade”, the White Home stated on Friday.
Biden will then journey to Cambodia from Nov. 12-13 to take part within the annual U.S.-ASEAN summit and the East Asia Summit, the White Home stated in a press release. After that, Biden will go to Indonesia Nov. 13-16 to take part in a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 main economies, it added.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog first disclosed Biden’s go to to Egypt throughout a gathering with the U.S. president within the Oval Workplace on Wednesday.
White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated Biden would use COP27 to “construct on the numerous work the US has undertaken to advance the worldwide local weather combat and assist probably the most weak construct resilience to local weather impacts.”
In Cambodia, Biden will reaffirm the US’ enduring dedication to Southeast Asia, whereas underscoring the significance of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation in guaranteeing safety and prosperity within the area, Jean-Pierre stated.
In Bali, Indonesia, Biden will work with G20 companions to handle key challenges corresponding to local weather change, the worldwide influence of Putin’s battle on Ukraine, together with on power and meals safety and affordability, and a spread of different priorities necessary to the worldwide financial restoration, the White Home stated.
Vice President Kamala Harris would additionally journey to Asia and North Africa, following the president’s go to, the White Home stated.
Harris will journey to Bangkok to attend the Nov. 18-19 Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) leaders assembly, underscoring Washington’s dedication to financial cooperation within the Indo-Pacific area.
She may also journey to Manila, the place she’s going to meet with authorities leaders and civil society representatives, the White Home stated. (Reporting by Rami Ayyub and Andrea Shalal; Modifying by Chris Reese and Jacqueline Wong)