The White House on Tuesday announces President Donald Trump will have a trilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires later this week. The G20 summit is scheduled to be held on November 30 and December 1.
During a press briefing at the White House, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the President’s bilateral meeting with Shinzo Abe will transform into a trilateral meeting at some point with the inclusion of the Indian Prime Minister Modi, reported The Times Of India.
According to Mr. Bolton, Trump won’t have a formal bilateral meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as his schedule is full to overflowing. However, he did not deny the possibility of the two leaders’ informal meeting.
Mr. Bolton also said that during his stay in Argentina, the US President is also expected to meet with the presidents of Argentina, Russia, South Korea, and Turkey.
All eyes are currently set on Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping which is expected to bring an end to the ongoing trade war between the two countries.
Trump was also scheduled to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, to cover security issues, arms control, and issues in the Middle East and Ukraine. But, now it seems the US President might have changed his plans.
During an interview with the Washington Post, Trump said he will decide on the meeting after getting a full report from his national security team about Russia’s capture of three Ukrainian naval ships and their crews on Sunday.
“That will be very determinative,” Trump said adding, “Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the meeting … I don’t like that aggression. I don’t want that aggression at all.