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Trump to talk on phone with Japanese Prime Minister, Chinese President
09:20, 2 July 2017
Trump to talk on phone with Japanese Prime Minister, Chinese President

The White House did not specify the issue of the conversation

09:20, 2 July 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump will speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, calls that come as frustration builds in the White House over North Korea's nuclear program and overcapacity in the steel market. This was reported by Reuters.

The talks come ahead of meetings he will hold with both leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8 where trade practices are expected to be high on the agenda.

Trump, who pledged a hard line on trade during his campaign for office, has been weighing new quotas or tariffs on steel imports for national security reasons and plans to discuss his concerns at the G20.

The White House said the phone calls were scheduled starting at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT Monday).

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But Trump has become frustrated that China has not done more to pressure Pyongyang, and has been considering moving ahead on trade actions.

As it was reported earlier Trump said that U.S. patience for North Korea over. U.S. leader maintains it is time for more decisive measures against the government developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

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