translated from Spanish: Trump confirmed «progress» after «very good» talk with China over trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump announced «progress» on Friday in his contacts with China after having a «very good» talk with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, about the trade agreement between the two countries, Hong Kong and North Korea.» I’ve had a very good conversation with President Xi of China about our giant trade deal,» he reported on Twitter, noting that Beijing has already started buying «large quantities» of agricultural products from Washington. Thus, he indicated that they are finalizing the «formal signature.» We’ve also talked about North Korea, where we’re working with China, and Hong Kong,» added the White House tenant, who has valued all of this as «progress.» Chinese President has agreed with Trump on the advantages of the trade deal, ensuring that its first phase will benefit both countries and the entire world, according to the official news agency Xinhua.Ya in a very different tone, Xi has expressed concern by the Us’s «negative deeds and words» on Hong Kong, shaken by a wave of protests in demand of democratic openness; Taiwan and Tibet, which claim independence; and the rights of the Uighur minority in Xinjiang, which denounces persecution and discrimination.» These actions have interfered in China’s internal affairs, damaged China’s interests and undermined mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries,» said Xi.Despite this, expressing a willingness to keep lines of communication open between Washington and Beijing to promote a bilateral relationship based on coordination, cooperation and stability. In particular, it considered that all actors involved should seek a political solution to the problem on the Korean peninsula, urging the parties to «move forward to the road». COOPERATION ON NORTH KOREAThe United States and China, North Korea’s main ally in the international community, have worked together in recent years to bring Kim Jong Un’s regime to the table of talks in order to achieve denuclearization and Pacification of the Korean Peninsula.Trump and Kim have met several times, most last last June in the Panmunjon border area. Pyonyang is committed to taking significant steps toward this dual goal, although it has demanded reciprocity from Washington, ultimately involving withdrawing sanctions. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has relied this Friday on that the diplomatic route will be reactivated despite North Korea’s year-end ultimatum to the White House to make some concessions.» I remain confident that we can re-activate the process and continue on the diplomatic path,» said the Pentagon chief in statements to the press from the Department of Defense, in statements collected by Reuters.The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, on Friday has concluded his visit to Beijing, during which he has met with the ‘number two’ of Chinese diplomacy, Le Yucheng.Se expected Biegun to have some kind of contacts with the North Korean authorities, even there was a plane of Air China at Beijing International Airport to take you to Pyongyang, but has flown directly to Washington. «Without comment this time,» he has told the press when asked about the motives, as reported by Yonhap. necessary,» in the face of North Korea’s new tests with ballistic missiles.

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