President Donald Trump will hold separate telephone conversations Sunday with the leaders of Japan and China.
A White House announcement did not say what Trump would discuss with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The talks, however, are likely to be about Trump’s growing frustration with North Korea and its series of recent missile tests.
“The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed, many years it has failed,” Trump said recently. “Frankly, that patience is over.”
The telephone conversations come ahead of a meeting of G20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany, later in the week, where Trump is slated to hold bilateral meetings with Abe, Xi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
The U.S. president met with Moon Friday at the White House.