China’s President Xi to attend G20 summit from June 27-29: Xinhua

Published June 23, 2019, 11:54 AM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Reuters

BEIJING – China’s President Xi Jinping will attend the G20 summit in Japan next week, state-run Xinhua news agency said on Sunday, giving the first official confirmation of his attendance at a gathering where he is expected to meet US President Donald Trump.

FILE PHOTO - China’s President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) and Mongolia's President Khaltmaagiin Battulga (not pictured) on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. (Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO – China’s President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) and Mongolia’s President Khaltmaagiin Battulga (not pictured) on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. (Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

The G20 summit will be held in the city of Osaka on June 27-29. Xinhua did not give further details.

Xi’s meeting with Trump could be pivotal to getting negotiations back on track to de-escalate the U.S.-China trade war.

 
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