June 18, 2019 / 2:09 PM / a month ago

China's Xi has phone call with Trump - Chinese state media

FILE PHOTOS: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) holds a rally with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, September 28, 2016 and Chinese President Xi Jinping waits for leaders to arrive at a summit in Shanghai May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Aly Song/File Photos

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s President Xi Jinping held a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, coming at a time when the two biggest economies are embroiled in disputes over issues such as trade and security.

China’s state television CCTV said the two leaders had a phone call, but did not give any details.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump said he would meet with Xi at the G20 summit later this month, and that trade talks between the two countries were set to restart ahead of time.

Reporting by Lee Chyen Yee in Singapore and Twinnie Siu in Hong Kong; Editing by Catherine Evans

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