Xi and Putin to attend G20 summit in Bali

Kathmandu: China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin both plan to attend the Group of 20 summit in Bali in November, Indonesian president Joko Widodo says.

As reported by the BBC news this is the first confirmation that both leaders will attend the summit.

It will be the first global summit since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the heightened tensions over Taiwan.

It would also be the first time Xi has left China since January 2020 when the country shut its borders at the start of the Covid pandemic.

Since then, he only left the mainland to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China on July 1 this year.

The November summit will be much-awaited given that US President Joe Biden is also expected to attend – it’s unclear if he will meet Putin.

But as reported by the BBC news the possibility of a face-to-face meeting between Biden and Xi is high.