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Chinese President Xi Jinping agrees to meet US President Donald Trump at G20 meeting

minutes 2019/06/19 04:06:56
China US trade war, G20 summit 2019

Jun 19, 2019 (China Knowledge) - The meeting between the two country’s top leaders is confirmed. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would meet next week at the G20 summit in Japan. He added that the U.S. will resume trade talks with China before the meeting.

The two leaders also held a telephone conversation last night. The telephone conversation, meeting's confirmation and restarting of trade talks were the first positive developments since trade talks between the U.S. and China collapsed in early May.

According to Chinese state media CCTV, Chinese President Xi said he is willing to meet Trump in Japan and said that he “agreed that the two countries’ trade delegations should keep communications going to solve their differences.”

“I am willing to meet the president during the G20 summit in Osaka to exchange opinions on the fundamental issues of the development of US-China relations,” said Xi.

U.S. President previously threatened to continue imposing tariffs if the Chinese leader refuses to meet at the G20 summit in Osaka.

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