WASHINGTON – US President Biden will travel to Egypt next month to attend the UN climate change summit, known as COP27, the White House said Friday.
"On November 11th, President Biden will attend the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt," spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
"At COP27, he will 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, and he will highlight the need for the world to act in this decisive decade," it said.
After the COP27 summit, Biden will head to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 12 to 13 to participate in the annual US-Asean Summit and the East Asia Summit.
“In Cambodia, he will reaffirm the United States’ enduring commitment to Southeast Asia and Asean centrality, building on the success of the historic US-Asean Special Summit in Washington, DC. He will underscore the importance of US-Asean cooperation in ensuring security and prosperity in the region, and the wellbeing of our combined one billion people," said Jean-Pierre.
From November 13-16, the president will be in Bali, Indonesia for the G20 Leaders’ Summit where he will commend Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s leadership of the G20 and highlight the US’ commitment to the premier forum for economic cooperation with countries representing more than 80 percent of the world’s GDP.
"He will work with G20 partners to address key challenges, such as climate change, the global impact of Putin’s war on Ukraine, including on energy and food security and affordability, and a range of other priorities important to the global economic recovery," said the statement.
The White House said after Biden's travel to Asia and North Africa, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the November 18-19 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting.
"The Vice President’s participation will underscore the US commitment to economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and she will outline US goals for our APEC host year in 2023," said the statement.
After her talks in Bangkok, Harris will travel to Manila, Philippines to meet government leaders and civil society representatives.
"Her visit (will) re-affirm and strengthen the US-Philippines Alliance and underscore the breadth of our cooperation as friends, partners, and allies," it added. (Anadolu)