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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stood at the doors of the president's Mar-a-Lago resort to officially welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan


( Daily Mail ) United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have arrived in Palm Beach for two days of talks.

The leaders arrived separately on Thursday and will not see each other until early this evening, when they’ll meet for the first time at a dinner that will also be attended by their wives.

Xi was greeted at the tarmac in Florida, where a red carpet was stretched out for his arrival, by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Trump touched down just before 3pm.

Speaking to reporters who traveled with him on Air Force One from Washington, Trump was optimistic about the coming conversations. ‘I think China will be stepping up,’ he said of the pressure he expects the country to put on North Korea.

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Ivanka and her family are also in Florida for the weekend, flying down on Air Force One as well




Melania and Donald Trump walk from Air Force One to the president's motorcade










This marks their first ever meeting since Trump became president. While laborers and Democratic lawmakers are urging Trump to bring up touchy subjects like currency manipulation and trade, his aides are tempering expectations




Their summit brings together two leaders who could not seem more different: the often stormy Trump, prone to angry tweets, and Xi, outwardly calm, measured and tightly scripted



Both men wore dark suits, while the American first lady sported a red tea-length dress, paired with a floral print heel. Her Chinese counterpart wore a traditional qipao-inspired blue dress with black shoes




Trump said he wants to raise concerns about China's trade practices and urge Xi to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions in the talks, though no major deals on either issue were expected




Pictured, Melania in a striking red tea-length dress just one day after she welcomed the King and Queen of Jordan at the White House




Trump greets Chinese leader and his wife at Mar-a-Lago