Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are set to meet for the first time in more than three decades in the country’s capital.
The leaders will be joined by a host of visiting dignitaries, including former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and former President Bill Clinton.
Trump is expected to take questions from reporters, while Xi will hold talks with a small group of journalists and aides, according to a statement from the White House.
Trump and his wife, Melania, will arrive in Washington at 8:15 a.m.
ET, the White Star Line said, a schedule that was confirmed by the State Department.
Trump’s schedule calls for meetings with the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Zhang Yi, and a senior Chinese official, who will reportedly brief him on bilateral issues.
The visit comes as the Trump administration is preparing for its next summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the longest bilateral meeting since President Jimmy Carter and President George H W Bush held their first in 1987.
Xi and Trump’s bilateral meeting, which has been a priority for Trump, will come as the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would ban all Chinese imports.
The move would force China to either reverse its ban on U.S. exports or face a global backlash.
Trump has also been seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he called the “worst trade deal ever,” but that has been opposed by the Chinese.
In March, the two leaders signed an agreement that was expected to open up a new chapter in their bilateral relationship.