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Indonesian President Widodo’s Meeting With Xi This Week Will be Chinese President’s First Since Pandemic Beginning

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) will be the first foreign leader to meet personally with Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) in more than two years. Images via AFP.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Beijing on Monday for a two-day state visit to China, where he will hold a symbolically important meeting with President Xi Jinping.

This week’s talks will be the first in-person meeting between President Xi and a foreign leader since the Winter Olympic Games in February and the first time since the beginning of the pandemic two+ years ago that a visiting head of state has been received individually in Beijing.

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