By  on June 19, 2019

After being weighed down by uncertainty surrounding the trade war, stocks were given a boost Tuesday after President Donald Trump announced he will sit down with China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan for an extended meeting, ending weeks of will-they-won’t-they speculation and fueling hope for a resolution.

Making the announcement just hours before launching his 2020 re-election bid, Trump tweeted that he had spoken to his Chinese counterpart on the phone and arranged for their teams to start talking before they meet face to face next week.

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