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WEF 2020: US and EU discuss bilateral trade agreement

US President Donald Trump speaks at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF 2020) in Davos (Switzerland), January 21, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

Attending the meeting were leading economic advisers such as Wilbur Ross and Robert Lighthizer.

Speaking to reporters before the meeting, the US President said the two sides discussed a good trade deal and other issues.

For her part, Von der Leyen expressed her desire to work with President Trump, affirming that the US and Europe “are good friends”.

The meeting came shortly after France announced a “ceasefire” with the United States over a plan to impose technology taxes that President Trump said was primarily aimed at the country’s major technology companies. He has threatened to impose import duties on many French goods as a response. The EU confirmed that it would support France in this regard.

This is the second time President Trump attends the WEF and meets with the political and economic leaders of countries around the world as the head of the United States.

He is expected to attend a series of meetings with world leaders when attending the WEF 2020 in Switzerland. In addition to the announcement of the White House, President Trump will meet WEF founder Klaus Schwab, Iraqi President Barham Salih, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga.

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