Folks, hold onto your hats, because President Joe Biden is getting ready to host the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in good ol’ San Francisco! That’s right, the BIG guns are coming to town, and Biden is all set to show off his diplomatic chops.
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Now, here’s the scoop: Biden is gonna have a little shindig with the APEC leaders on Friday afternoon. And get this, during the retreat, he’s gonna hand over the APEC chairperson gig to Peruvian President Dina Boluarte! It’s like a political passing of the torch, y’all.
But wait, there’s more! This retreat is gonna wrap up a whole week of hobnobbing with China and other Pacific nations. Biden even had a big pow-wow with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week. I mean, we’re talking hours of face-to-face time, folks. That’s a lot of chinwagging.
Oh, and guess what? Biden’s gonna squeeze in a little fiesta with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, too. It’s like the cherry on top of the summit sundae.
So, mark your calendars, because the president is gonna start schmoozing with the APEC leaders at 1 p.m. Eastern time. It’s gonna be a real hootenanny, I tell ya!