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Trump arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit

Trump arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit”

China is one of Buenos Aires' top trading partners and the main importer of Argentine agricultural commodities that are the backbone of its economy.

Trump and Xi face a critical juncture at this week's summit in Buenos Aires.

Trump called the pact known the USMCA a "model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever".

Some G-20 leaders may raise issues at the summit such as Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and Britain's progress toward an agreement to leave the European Union, according to diplomatic sources.

G20 powers open two days of summit talks on Friday after a stormy buildup dominated by tensions with Russian Federation and US President Donald Trump's combative stance on trade and climate fears.

"The G-20 Leaders' Summit is at risk of falling into disarray with the summit being overshadowed by items not on agenda", said Thomas Bernes of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canada-based think tank.

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Saudi officials have blamed the killing on rogue agents and denied the crown prince had knowledge of the operation.

It is bin Salman's first significant appearance overseas since the killing.

Her temporary absence could complicate French President Emmanuel Macron's attempts to build a European front against Trump at a meeting of EU leaders attending the G20 on Friday morning.

Noting that Argentina is the first South American country to host a G20 summit and this year marks the 10th anniversary of G20 summitry, Xi said the Buenos Aires summit is of great significance. "Our security measures will be very strong and the decisions that we will make if there is violence will be immediate".

A summit of the world's top economies will open on Friday with leaders struggling over fallout from a US-China trade war that has roiled global markets and bracing for the kind of divisive geopolitical drama that President Donald Trump often brings to the worldwide stage. At the summit he has sought to fashion himself as the anti-Trump - a champion of the Paris climate accord, defender of the postwar system of global trade and crusader against multinational tax evaders.

The G20 summit is the biggest global gathering in Argentina's history, but comes at a bad time for the host country as it endures a crippling economic crisis.

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Tough talking is expected at the summit, especially between Trump and Xi Jinping of China, over global trade. Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler arrived in Buenos Aires on Wednesday under a cloud of controversy over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

Signing the agreement alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Trump said he looked forward to working with the U.S. Congress to complete the terms of the deal and did not anticipate problems.

Russian Federation and Ukraine have traded blame over the weekend ship incident - which Trump cited in canceling a much-awaited meeting with Putin at the G-20.

"We are very close to doing something with China, but I don't know that I want to do it", he said on Thursday before leaving the White House.

The British Embassy in Argentina said Prime Minister Theresa May's visit would be the first by a United Kingdom prime minister to Argentina's capital.

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