#G20Summit: Trump to meet leaders of China, India, Japan, Russia
US President Donald Trump will hold over half a dozen bilateral meetings on the sidelines of this week's G20 Summit in Argentina, including with Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping, apart from leaders of India and Turkey, the White House said yesterday. Besides these, Trump is also scheduled to meet premiers of Argentina, Japan and Germany, said Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Here's more.
Key updates on Trump, Melania's visit to Argentina
.@PressSec provides an update on President @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS’ upcoming travel to Argentina for the G20 Summit ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/My0d8IdjFm— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 27, 2018
Trump would also meet leaders of South Korea and Turkey
"While at the G20, the President and delegation will interact with many leaders, including bilateral meetings with the President of Argentina, the President of Russia, Prime Minister of Japan and the Chancellor of Germany, and a working dinner with the President of China," said Sanders. Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton said Trump would also meet the leaders of India, South Korea, and Turkey.
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