Published: Fri, June 28, 2019
Markets | By Erika Turner

Morrison to meet with Trump at G20 summit

Morrison to meet with Trump at G20 summit

Suga says he expects Abe and Xi will have constructive talks and dinner later Thursday.

Here are five things to watch out for during the leaders' pow-wow, and the series of bilateral meetings taking place on the sidelines of the summit. However, the official said the case of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co may come up during talks.

Macron is in the Japanese capital for bilateral talks ahead of the G20 summit, which is set to be dominated by disputes over trade as well as tensions with Iran.

During a media briefing on the upcoming two day G-20 summit in Osaka that begins on June 28, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said that the meeting of the three heavyweight leaders, who had recently met at Bishkek at the Shanghai Cooperation Organsiation (SCO) summit, was of "great significance".

The United States and China agreed to a tentative truce in the almost year-old dispute ahead of the Osaka meeting, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, citing sources.

USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo's visit set the stage for a bilateral meeting between Modi and Trump as India and the U.S. on Wednesday agreed to work through differences on trade issues and New Delhi's arms purchases from Russian Federation.

In an earlier interview with Fox News, Trump said he would hold a meeting with Putin on the margins of the gathering, as well as with China's Xi Jinping.

Apec leaders failed to issue a joint communique in Papua New Guinea in November a year ago over their differences on trade, while G-20 leaders, meeting in Argentina two weeks later, only managed to issue one after they dropped a longstanding signature commitment to fight against protectionism from their leaders' statement.

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They also want to see governments push companies to improve their climate-related financial disclosures, to help investors better assess which firms are well prepared for a low-carbon transition and the impacts of climate change.

Japan is one of the largest funders of coal-fired power stations overseas, having ramped up their use inside the country after most nuclear power plants were idled following the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

Trump advisers have said no trade deal is expected at the meeting but they hope to create a path forward for talks.

Abe said at a press conference on Wednesday he will strive to ensure the leaders agree on the importance of energy security amid heightened tensions in the Middle East as peace and stability in the region is "essential" for the world's prosperity. "We need to step up to avoid the climate threats".

Trump was due to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday as the G-20 meetings conclude.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has previously suggested that Japan's constitution, brought in after its defeat in World War II, should be revised to remove a clause limiting its armed forces to a purely defensive role.

A visit by Xi to North Korea last week raised hopes for some movement in the impasse with the US over the North's nuclear program.

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