JUST IN: the 40 world leaders that the US invited to today’s summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are two notable leaders who are attending President Biden's two-day summit

President Biden today kicked off a virtual climate summit attended by 40 other world leaders by announcing an ambitious cut in greenhouse gas emissions as he looks to put the US back at the center of the global effort to address the climate crisis and curb carbon emissions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are two notable leaders who are attending President Biden’s two-day summit, underscoring the wide range of leaders attending. Many allies of the US are also in attendance, including French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Here’s a look at the world leaders the US invited to the summit:

  1. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda
  2. President Alberto Fernandez, Argentina
  3. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia
  4. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh
  5. Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Bhutan
  6. President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil
  7. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada
  8. President Sebastián Piñera, Chile
  9. President Xi Jinping, People’s Republic of China
  10. President Iván Duque Márquez, Colombia
  11. President Félix Tshisekedi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  12. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Denmark
  13. President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission
  14. President Charles Michel, European Council
  15. President Emmanuel Macron, France
  16. President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon
  17. Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany
  18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India
  19. President Joko Widodo, Indonesia
  20. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
  21. Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Italy
  22. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Jamaica
  23. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan
  24. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya
  25. President David Kabua, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  26. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico
  27. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand
  28. President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria    
  29. Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway
  30. President Andrzej Duda, Poland
  31. President Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea
  32. President Vladimir Putin, The Russian Federation
  33. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  34. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore
  35. President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa
  36. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Spain
  37. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey
  38. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates
  39. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, United Kingdom
  40. President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Vietnam
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