Ivanka Trump has joined her father as he met with world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, as she prepares to speak on 'Women's Empowerment.'
President Donald Trump's senior White House adviser has been pictured with her husband and colleague Jared Kushner attending in Osaka, Japan, today.
Trump shook hands with Putin at their sideline meeting, praising their "very good relationship" and counting him, "Don't meddle in the election, please," as he beamed at the Russian leader.
After a packed day of meetings on Friday, his daughter Ivanka will deliver the keynote speech about women's economic empowerment at a special event tomorrow.
Ivanka Trump, senior White House advises, and her husband and colleague Jared Kushner walk across the forecourt as they arrive for the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on Friday
Ivanka smiles as she looks back down the wings before Shinzo Abe and her husband Jared Kushner (rear)
Ivanka shakes hands with the Japanese premier at their meeting on Friday in Osaka – she has been invited by Abe to deliver a speech tomorrow on women's empowerment
Ivanka was invited by host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and will appear with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Trump is also expected to attend as Ivanka discusses her father's administration, its initiative on Women's Global Development and Prosperity and Ambitio.
Besides the president's commitments in supporting his daughter, he faces one of the most anticipated meetings of the trip with Chinese President Xi Jinping to thrash out a truce in a long-running trade war.
Experts believe there is little chance of a full deal immediately, saying the best thing is to avoid Washington imposing new tariffs and ramping up the conflict.
Journal reporting Thursday that Beijing will not agree to any deal unless Washington lifts its ban on Chinese telecoms firm Huawei.
In an apparent reference to this issue, Trump at the opening session said: 'We must also ensure the resilience and security of our 5G networks. '
Before arriving, Trump said China wanted a ceasefire because its economy was going down the tubes, appearing to threaten another $ 325 billion in addition to the $ 200 billion Washington has already imposed. ] China's foreign ministry said today it hopes the United States will meet China halfway and ensure their meeting is a success when asked about talks between the Chinese and US presidents on the sidelines of the summit.
President Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, an adviser to the White House, have joined The Donald on the trip to Japan
Ivanka and Kushner attending a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Friday
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US President Donald J. Trump, Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the US President, and Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner, pose for pictures at the International Exhibition Center in Osaka
After Xi held a meeting with counterparts from Egypt, South Africa and Senegal, Dai Bing, and official from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said 'all leaders stressed that … bullying practices are on the rise'.
Trade will be the only contentious issue on the table, with climate change emerging as another sticking point.
Host Japan is hoping to bridge the gaps between European leaders who want strong action and an American administration committed to withdrawing
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to be in support of action against climate change but Washington is unlikely to back any statement endorsing the Paris deal.
With Macron insisting the issue is a 'red line', Japanese officials' concede agreement will be tough.
'The work to consolidate various opinions is expected to be difficult,' a Japanese official admitted to reporters Thursday. ] Ivanka Trump looks on as US President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />