US President Donald Trump has said he expects to have a "very fruitful" meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next month in Japan, amid escalating trade conflict between the world's two largest economies.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump also said he expects to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
"We are going to be meeting, as you know, at the G20 in Japan. And that will be, I think, probably a very fruitful meeting," Trump said on the possibility of his meeting with Xi.
The President's remarks came as trade war between the US and China escalated after Trump last Friday increased the import duty on Chinese products worth USD 200 billion from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.
He has also started the process of a similar increase on the remaining Chinese imports of over USD 300 billion.