Former US President Barack Obama to Meet President Xi Jinping

By Faith Magbanua, November 30, 2017 03:11 AM

Barack Obama(Pixabay)

Former US President Barack Obama is set to visit Chinese Leader Xi Jinping this Tuesday while on a five-day trip to China, India and France.

A statement from Washington's spokeswoman has told CNN that former President Barack Obama is set to meet with his former counterparts during his trip, including Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Obama, who will be arriving in Shanghai to deliver remarks at the Global Alliance of SMEs Summit, will meet with Xi for the first time since September 2016, when both leaders ratified the Paris climate agreement in their respective countries.

Just recently, current US President Donald Trump, who have just visited China on an official trip this month, announced in June his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord.

For the time being, the current administration has foreshadowed the relationship between Xi and Trump, with the President claiming in a statement that the trip in October have blossomed into a good relationship with him and Xi quoting that "the best relationship of any President-President."

"As President, Obama forged a close and cooperative partnership with President Xi on issues ranging from growing the global economy to combating climate change, and he looks forward to catching up with his former counterpart," Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said.

Meanwhile, in New Delhi, Obama will participate in an Obama Foundation Town Hall with 280 young leaders from around India and speak at the HT Media Leadership Summit.

The former US President will also meet with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with whom he shared a warm friendship with while in office.

To add to that, the trip to Paris would be where Obama will deliver remarks at an introductory session of the Les Napoleons Summit before departing.


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