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Trump insists US-China phone calls happened

United States President Donald Trump insisted once again on Monday that China asked the US to resume trade talks during two phone calls over the past two days despite Beijing denying his earlier claims.

Speaking alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 summit, Trump stated that Beijing and Washington held talks at the "highest level" last night and the night before that and noted the Chinese "need" an agreement ton trade with the US as they "lost millions of jobs" and their supply chain has been "hurt" by the ongoing trade war.

Earlier, Trump stated China called the US to seek the restart of trade negotiations and added he felt, for the first time, that Beijing actually wanted to find a way to resolve the trade dispute between the two countries. However, China's Foreign Ministry later stated it was "unaware" of any such calls taking place.

Breaking the News / NP