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Trump will cancel planned Davos trip if shutdown continues

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(Reuters) - U.S. said on Thursday he is still scheduled to attend the in Davos, later this month but will not go if the partial shutdown of the continues.

"I intended to go and speak in front of the world financial community in That's still on, but if the shutdown continues ... I won't go. I had planned to go, it's been very successful when I went. We have a great story to tell," Trump told reporters before leaving the to visit

The partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day, could end by the meeting's Jan. 22 start date. The meeting concludes on Jan. 25.

China's Vice is also expected to attend, but it is not clear if there are any arrangements for a meeting between him and Trump during the annual gathering. and the have taken a 90-day pause in implementing tariffs to hammer out a trade deal.

The Swiss meeting could also provide Trump with opportunities to discuss better terms of trade with the European Union, Japan, and

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama, and Jonathan Oatis)

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 21:37 IST