Hangzhou (China), September 3, 2016: President Barack Obama arrived in China on Saturday for a series of meetings with foreign leaders and to attend his final Group of 20 summit before leaving office.
Mr. Obama is scheduled to first hold a lengthy meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two leaders are expected to announce new cooperation onÂ climate change and discuss areas of disagreement, including Beijingâ€™s actions in the South China Sea.
The G-20Â summitÂ officially begins Sunday, when Mr. ObamaÂ is scheduled to meetÂ for the first timeÂ with British Prime MinisterTheresa May.
The president also is hoping to make headway on efforts with RussiaÂ to resolve theÂ conflict in Syria. White House officials said he will likely have an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20.
InÂ addition Mr. Obama plans to meet with Turkish PresidentÂ RecepÂ TayyipÂ Erdogan.
The presidentâ€™s weeklong trip to Asia also includes several days in Laos.