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Biden to attend G20 summit in India, Harris to represent US at ASEAN and East Asia summits

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US President Joe Biden will travel to India next month to participate in the G20 summit of the world’s leading economies, while Vice President Kamala Harris will head to Indonesia to attend the ASEAN and East Asia summits of regional leaders, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Biden will visit New Delhi from September 7 to 10, where he will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other G20 leaders to discuss global issues such as climate change, economic recovery, health security and international cooperation. The White House said that Biden will also reaffirm the US commitment to the G20 as the premier forum for economic cooperation, and announce that the US will host the G20 summit in 2026.

 Harris will visit Jakarta from September 4 to 7, where she will represent the US at the ASEAN-US summit and the East Asia summit, two important platforms for dialogue and cooperation among Southeast Asian countries and their partners. The White House said that Harris will underscore the US strategic partnership with ASEAN, and advance the Biden administration’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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