Xi’s Sspecial Envoy to Attend Opening Ceremony of Asian Games

Beijing, MINA — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy and Vice Premier Sun Chunlan will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, to attend the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games on Aug. 18, Xinhua reported.

She is invited by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Friday.

Meanwhile, the JoongAng Ilbo reported that there will be no inter-Korean summit this month in Indonesia.

Pyongyang recently informed the host of the Asian Games that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be unable to travel to Jakarta due to his “political schedule,

With that decision, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will also not be participating in the opening ceremony slated for next Saturday in the Indonesian capital, said the local government source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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