US President Joe Biden did not attend the G20 summit dinner in Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday. This decision was taken suddenly. As the Epoch Times reports, he suddenly decided not to attend the dinner. The report said that Joe Biden’s schedule to attend the dinner was pre-determined. It is being told that Biden met an official this week who has recently been found to be Corona positive. According to media reports, the US President returned to his hotel room after finishing the meetings.
Meanwhile, a White House official insisted that Joe Biden is not COVID-19 positive, but did not elaborate on the decision to abruptly withdraw from the dinner. The official said the president spent the entire day in meetings and needed to attend some other events. Although the official did not say why Biden returned to the hotel. According to a report in The Washington Times, the official said there was “nothing critical” that caused Biden any trouble.
Modi and Jinping met for the first time after Galvan clash, met during dinner at G20
The official said Biden would resume his normal schedule on Wednesday. He said that the President would attend the meetings as per his schedule from tomorrow. According to the Epoch Times report, the White House said that Biden’s corona test came negative on Tuesday morning. Biden was one of the few world leaders who met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting over the weekend. The Cambodian PM also attended the G-20 meeting, but returned home after being found corona infected.
Notably, Indonesian President Joko Widodo hosted a welcome dinner for the G20 delegates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping were also seen shaking hands in it. Amidst the tense relations between the two countries regarding the border standoff, this meeting of the two leaders attracted the attention of the people. The event was telecast live for the media in which the two leaders were seen shaking hands.
Speculations were rife about a possible bilateral meeting of the two leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit. But there is no mention of any such meeting in the agenda shared by both the sides. Modi and Xi were attending a dinner hosted by the Indonesian President. Asked about the conversation between the two leaders, official sources said they exchanged greetings at the end of the dinner.
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