Trump and Xi Will Meet at G-20 Amid Stalled Trade Talks



Ana Swanson and Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that he and President Xi Jinping of China had spoken by phone and would have an “extended” meeting at the Group of 20 meeting next week in Osaka, Japan.

His comments were the first confirmation that the two leaders would actually meet after trade talks between the United States and China stalled in May and suggested that the two countries were once again trying to find compromise.

“Had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi of China,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “We will be having an extended meeting next week at the G-20 in Japan. Our respective teams will begin talks prior to our meeting.”

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