President Donald Trump plans to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at a two-day summit next month.
The meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 6-7 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, U.S. online media outlet Axios reported on Monday, citing officials familiar with the plans.
It said the plan was tentative and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was expected to finalize plans during a trip this week to Asia, which includes a stop in China, CNN reported.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday the White House was preparing for a meeting between the two leaders but was not ready to announce a date.
“Planning is ongoing for a visit between President Trump and President Xi at a date to be determined,” Spicer said, saying any meeting would cover North Korea and other issues.
In previewing Tillerson’s Asia visit, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton told reporters it would “to some extent be paving the way for future high-level meetings between our two presidents.”
China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.