Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who US intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Even as the scope of the breakdown over US tariffs became clear, Xi was taking the podium to criticize what he said were new forms of "unilateralism" and "protectionism".
Both the leaders are participating at the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting, which got under way today and is being attended by India, Russia along with other allies.
In late May, US President Donald Trump said that he had instructed the responsible bodies to study the possibility of imposition of new tariffs on automobile imports in the same manner as he did with respect to aluminum and steel duties.
As he travelled to Quebec City for the meeting of the Group of Seven industrialised economies, Trump mused last Friday that Russian Federation ought to be brought back to the group - for no discernible reason. Leaders of Italy's new populist government are known to have cultivated friendly ties to Moscow and have been vocal critics of sanctions on Russian Federation.
According to White House statements, Trump last spoke to Putin on March 20. Tensions mounted between the Trump administration and fellow G7 members Canada, Germany and France when the United States imposed steep tariffs on imported metals from the countries. "This reiteration [of cooperation] is very important", Putin said regarding the results of his visit to China. "I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in".
Donald Trump: Kim Jong-un summit success likely decided 'in first minute'
The Trump administration is hoping that the talks will jump-start a process that eventually sees Kim give up his nuclear weapons. In 2005, North Korea was testing long-range missiles while promising to do its utmost to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.
China hosts Pakistan, India for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the meeting. This is India's first participation in the summit as a full-time member of the organisation.
Justify wins Triple Crown with dominant victory at Belmont
Vino Rosso began making his move around the outside, and Gronkowski was steadily picking off horses along the inside rail. And it he does that, Justify will become horse racing the second Triple Crown victor in four years.
Russian Federation was expelled from the group four years ago after annexing Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula and sparking a war in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 10,300 people.
Rouhani said Iran expects the worldwide community, including China, "to play a positive role in properly dealing with relevant issues", the agency reported. In April, he also warned Russian Federation that it should "get ready" for a U.S. missile strike on Syria, where Russian Federation backs President Bashar al-Assad, in a tit-for-tat exchange.
The American leader has repeatedly said he wants to improve relationships with Moscow.
Speaking at an worldwide summit in the Chinese city of Qingdao on Sunday, Rouhani said the US' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal poses a potential threat to the world.
Nuclear power deals signed by the two leaders in Beijing - the biggest such cooperation agreements between the two countries that were reached after more than two years of negotiation - cover three projects including the Tianwan plant in Jiangsu and the Xudabao facility in Liaoning, state-run China National Nuclear Corporation said in a statement.
"Russia has done nothing to earn its way back to the table", Donilon also said.