"We want the G20 to be a mechanism for dialogue between the major worldwide players", Faurie told Xinhua in the lead-up to the 13th G20 summit, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires.
Trump is expected to pose for the usual "family photo" with the other world leaders gathered in Buenos Aires. Meetings with Erdogan and South Korea's Moon Jae-in have been downgraded from formal talks to "pull asides".
Mr Macron warned that Europe might not sign trade deals with the South American regional bloc Mercosur if Brazil's incoming president, Jair Bolsonaro, pulls out of the Paris accord.
"The last summits have been somewhat disappointing and marked by contention, particularly over trade-related issues".
Trade will be a focal point for the United States at the G20. "If companies don't want to pay Tariffs, build in the U.S.A".
"It would be hard to argue that (China) has behaved fairly in its trade practices", said Florida Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy this week at an S&P Global event in NY. On one hand are people like Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, who is urging Trump to accept that the Chinese economy is now so large and diverse, it can't be bullied into submission by Washington.
China, for its part, is hoping for "positive results" in resolving the trade dispute with the United States, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.
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But the DPRK (North Korea) still has all its nukes, all its missiles and all its military forces intact. Kim and President Donald Trump held a summit in June and signed a denuclearization deal.
"After 2-1/2 days of talks and very short nights, some two-thirds of the paragraphs have been okayed", said a G20 official involved in drafting the communique. "So I think you're seeing both the interpersonal one-on-one dynamic, but then there is that multilateral framework". But others, including the hawks in the Donald Trump regime, are intent on fighting China's rise with all they've got. But so far, the deal-making talents he and his aides so often tout have not broken impasses on trade with China and the European Union, nor have they thawed relations with Russian Federation or convinced Putin to play nicer with his neighbors.
Overshadowing Trump's comments was a report that White House economic advisor and China trade hawk Peter Navarro would be attending the Trump-Xi dinner.
The Donald Trump administration's strict stance on reaching trade parity with trading partners is expected to bring neighbours India and China closer on the global stage, senior government officials said.
Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow raised expectations of a deal earlier this week. But even more goods are likely to feel the pain, if Mr. Trump does escalate his tariffs.
President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that he's looking into slapping tariffs on auto imports, a day after he threatened to slash federal subsidies to General Motors for wanting to close five US factories. Chris Coons, who serves on the Foreign Relations Committee.
"This G-20 will be a critically important meeting - it is about the two biggest economies addressing their differences to provide certainty and stability to the global economy", he said prior to departure.
But messages from the opposition party ahead of the summit have been mixed.
Later he described what he said was the "bottom line" in the dealings with China. "It will be seen as capitulation".