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Tuesday 02 Jul 2019 03.11 PM

Trump: Discussed HK protests with Xi Jinping, hope it 'gets solved'

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Washington : US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he "briefly" discussed the Hong Kong protests during his meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

He also said that he wished that the matter "gets solved", reported South China Morning Post. "I've rarely seen a protest like that, it's very sad to see," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that he hoped the matter "gets solved."

"I was with President Xi of China [...] and we talked about it briefly," said Trump, who met Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting.Trump remarks come hours after Hong Kong protests turned violent with scores of demonstrators broke into Hong Kong's Legislative council.

The US State Department also called for calm in Hong Kong.Before the G-20 summit, China had made it clear that it would "not allow" the Hong Kong protests to be brought up at the G20 meeting in Osaka. ANI

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