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G20 Gets Going in Buenos Aires

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G20 2018 logoPresident Trump and the First Lady arrived in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit via Air Force One this evening (Nov.29) local time.

President Trump tweeted: "Arrived in Argentina with a very busy two days planned. Important meetings scheduled throughout. Our great Country is extremely well represented. Will be very productive!"

Among the many points of focus for President Trump at the G20, three revolve around China, Russia, and USMCA.

China: A high-stakes meeting between President Trump and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinpinis anticipated.

President Trump said on Thursday he was "close to making a deal with China on trade but is not sure he wants to do it and likes where things stand now," according to Yahoo News.

Russia: President Trump has said that he is cancelling his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin due to the situation in Ukraine.

The President tweeted (Nov. 29): "Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting...."

According to Al Jazeera, "The Kremlin regrets US President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Argentina and said Moscow is ready for contact with Trump, RIA news agency cited spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Friday."

USMCA: It is also expected that President Trump will participate in the formal signing of the trade deal between the US, Mexico, and Canada.

G20 is an acronym for Group of 20. The group consists of 20 countries, namely Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.