President Xi to attend G20 summit in Japan's Osaka
Updated 21:20, 23-Jun-2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan, from June 27 to 29, at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, announced Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Sunday. 

Earlier this month, Abe told China's newly-appointed ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou that he looks forward to meeting with Xi in Japan. Abe said he welcomes Xi to attend the G20 Osaka summit to jointly promote its success and is ready to work with Xi to jointly promote Japan-China relations. 

In Japan, Xi will also meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump and discuss bilateral ties and trade issues, as the two have confirmed in Tuesday's phone call. Negotiating teams from China and the U.S. would meet before the summit to begin crucial talks.