President Xi Jinping and the first lady Peng Liyuan arrived outside of D.C. at Andrews Air Force Base just after 5:30pm Thursday.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill greeted Xi when his plane touched down at a military base near Washington.

President Obama and Xi will meet for dinner Thursday night at Blair House, the guest residence steps from the White House. They’ll be joined by Biden, who has also played a central role in building the administration’s relationship with the Chinese leader.

Friday start with a ceremony on the White House lawn and end with the state dinner.