Australian PM says positive discussion with Xi on trade embargoes by China

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B20 Summit in Bali

(Corrects Chinese leader’s name in first paragraph, Jinping, not Jingping)

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday he had a positive discussion with China President Xi Jinping on trade embargoes levelled by Beijing.

“I put forward Australia’s position when it comes to the blockages in our trading relationship,” Albanese told a news conference following the meeting with Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali.

“It was a positive discussion, we put forward our position. It was not anticipated that a meeting such as that you get immediate declarations.”

(This story has been corrected to fix Chinese leader’s name in first paragraph, Jinping, not Jingping)

(Reporting by Alasdair Pal in Sydney; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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