US President Joe Biden is set to participate in the G20 Summit in India on September 7, following his wife, Jill Biden’s, COVID-19 infection. The White House has officially confirmed his visit, emphasizing adherence to COVID protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing.
US President Joe Biden’s G20 Summit Participation Amid COVID-19 Concerns
President Biden will engage in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi during his visit and actively participate in the official sessions of the G20 summit scheduled for September 9 and 10. This decision comes a day after Jill Biden tested positive for COVID.
Enhanced Security Measures for Biden’s Visit to India
Security preparations have been significantly strengthened for President Biden’s arrival in India. Air and ground security measures are in place, with the President arriving aboard the Air Force One, a sprawling three-story aircraft spanning 4,000 square feet, equipped with continuous sensor monitoring.
Notably, Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be attending the G20 summit, a trend observed in various international forums recently, where he delegates representatives instead. This development raises questions about the reasons behind Jinping’s absence from significant global gatherings.