Trump to speak to Xi over trade, N Korea

Last Updated: Wed, May 09, 2018 11:30 hrs
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping (AP Photo)

Wasington: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday early morning announced that he will speak to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping "this morning" on trade and North Korea.

"I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building," Trump tweeted.

This comes barely hours after it was reported by China's state-run news agency Xinhua that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian over a period of two days -- Monday and Tuesday.

The summit was held in the port city of Dalian, barely weeks after the two leaders took part in historic talks in China's capital city Beijing in March.

It is the second meeting between China's Xi and North Korea's Kim Jong Un in less than two months.

This week's meeting comes ahead of much anticipated talks between Kim and US President Donald Trump, which are expected to take place by late May or early June and after a historic summit in late April between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.



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