According to this report from the Riverside Press Enterprise, President Barack Obama will be visiting the Coachella Valley in February, his sixth visit to the desert in less than three years in what’s becoming a regular occurrence in February and June.

The President will meet with leaders from southeast Asian countries at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage on Feb. 15 and 16, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, Dec. 24. The meeting is part of the President’s strategy to counter China’s influence in Southeast Asia, according to the newspaper.

It’s not the first time the president has used the Sunnylands complex to host world leaders. In 2014, he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II to discuss the influx of refugees from the Syrian conflict. The year before that, Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked climate change among other issues in a meeting described as the precursor to a climate change pact between the United States and China.

Created by Walter and Lenore Annenberg, the Sunnylands Estate today is run by the Annenberg Foundation Trust.

Besides being a meeting place to discuss international affairs, the desert also is a place to unwind for President Obama, who visited the valley in February and June of this year and last. He’s made frequent trips to nearby golf courses with friends, and speculation swirls from time to time that the Obamas will live in the Coachella Valley once the president leaves office in 2017.

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