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Trump-Xi Meeting at G20 Aims to Reopen Trade Talks: US Official


7Dnews London

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:18 GMT

An attempt to restart trade talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will take place at the June 28th-29th G20 Summit in Japan. There is a strong probability that it will happen, stated a senior administration official said on Tuesday, June 25th.

On the condition of anonymity, the official elaborated that there is a high chance that the US and China could agree upon halting any new tariffs as a move to showcase a goodwill gesture, however, it is not confirmed if it will be happening.

Thus far, administration officials mentioned that a trade deal is not expected to be finalised at the summit.

Furthermore, in addition to Trump’s plan to discuss topics with the Chinese President, he will also meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

Trump will also meet with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the summit, the official told reporters on a conference call, noting additional bilateral meetings could still be announced.

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