Executive Intelligence Review


Presidents Trump and Xi Had a ‘Long and Very Good Conversation’

Nov. 1, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about his phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping today, that it was a “long and very good conversation.” He went on to write that the two leaders “talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade. Those discussions are moving along nicely with meetings being scheduled [Nov. 30] at the G20 in Argentina.” He also said that the two had a “good discussion” on North Korea.

The Chinese readout said that the call was initiated at the request of President Trump. President Xi said that the two exchanged

“in-depth views on the current relations between the two countries.... Mutual benefit and win-win are the nature of China-U.S. economic and trade cooperation, and the economic teams of the two countries should strengthen contacts and conduct consultations on issues of mutual concern, in order to push for mutually acceptable solutions on China-U.S. economic and trade issues.”

President Xi said he was looking forward to meeting with President Trump in Buenos Aires at the end of the month.