November 2, 2018 / 5:19 AM / 17 days ago

Trump asks officials to draft possible trade deal with China - Bloomberg

Nov 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wants to reach an agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 nations summit in Argentina later this month, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter.

Trump has asked key U.S. officials to begin drafting potential terms, Bloomberg said bloom.bg/2RqfAUG, adding that the push for a possible deal with china was prompted by his telephone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday.

Trump and Xi both expressed optimism about resolving their bitter trade disputes ahead of a high-stakes meeting planned for the two leaders at the end of November in Argentina. (Reporting by Philip George in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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