The plan, formally announced by US President Biden at the G7 summit, will target countries desperately needing everything from roads to harbours - and until now often relying on the Chinese.
US President Joe Biden and his counterparts from the world's most industrialised nations have gathered at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, before they continue on to Madrid for talks with NATO partners.
As Afghan officials appeal for humanitarian aid following the earthquake that rocked the country's east, calls urging the US to return Afghanistan's frozen assets grow.
The Pacific group will seek to support Pacific regionalism and strengthen economic ties between the Pacific islands and the rest of the world.
The trip will be Xi's first known visit outside mainland China since January 2020 after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Asadullah Haroon al Afghani, who was detained around age of 25, was never charged with any war crimes and held without a trial.
The earthquake struck areas already suffering the effects of heavy rain, causing rockfalls and mudslides that wiped out hamlets perched precariously on mountain slopes.
Biden administration has vowed to commit more resources to the Indo-Pacific as China seeks to boost economic, military and police links with Pacific island nations hungry for foreign investment.
There was no immediate comment from China, which has in the past said that such moves were drills aimed at protecting the country's sovereignty.
Since her ouster in a coup last year, Suu Kyi had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, in Myanmar.
The quake was Afghanistan’s deadliest in two decades, and officials said the toll could rise. An estimated 1,500 others were reported injured, the state-run news agency said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has also ordered steps to be taken to “enhance the operational capabilities of the frontline units.”
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