(UPI) — For the first time since he left office in January, former President Barack Obama will meet with multiple world leaders during a three-nation tour this week.
The 44th president will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing — and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Obama’s foreign trip will come just two weeks after President Donald Trump completed a 12-day Asia tour. White House adviser Ivanka Trump spoke Tuesday at a business summit in India, at the invitation of Modi.
The former president is set to begin the tour in Shanghai, where he will speak at a trade summit. Wednesday, he meet with Xi and participate in an education summit.
In a statement, his office said Obama has “forged a close and cooperative partnership with President Xi on issues ranging from growing the global economy to combating climate change, and he looks forward to catching up with his former counterpart.”
On Thursday, Obama will speak at India’s HT Media Leadership Summit and meet with Modi. He will be in New Delhi Friday for an Obama Foundation event that’s expected to be attended by nearly 300 young leaders from India.
Obama’s trip will end in Paris where he will speak at the introductory session of the Les Napoleons Summit.
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