White House: Biden to Travel to Egypt, Cambodia, Indonesia for November Summits

President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., March 23, 2022. – AP

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Egypt to participate in the COP27 U.N. climate change summit on November 11, where he will call on the world to act “in this decisive decade,” the White House said Friday.

Biden will then be in Cambodia November 12-13 to participate in the annual U.S.-ASEAN summit and the East Asia Summit, the White House said in a statement. After that, Biden will visit Indonesia November 13-16 to participate in a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies, it added.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog first disclosed Biden’s visit to Egypt during a meeting with the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Wednesday.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden would use COP27 to “build on the significant work the United States has undertaken to advance the global climate fight and help the most vulnerable build resilience to climate impacts.”

In Cambodia, Biden will reaffirm the United States’ enduring commitment to Southeast Asia, while underscoring the importance of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation in ensuring security and prosperity in the region, Jean-Pierre said.

In Bali, Indonesia, Biden will work with G-20 partners to address key challenges such as climate change; the global impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine, including on energy and food security and affordability; and a range of other priorities important to the global economic recovery, the White House said.

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