China announces preliminary agreement with Washington on trade
23:35 - 01/11/2019
Information / Baghdad
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced that the Chinese and US negotiating teams reached a preliminary agreement on trade between the two countries.
Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He had a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Friday that the two sides "had a serious and constructive discussion on how to address the main points of concern and reached agreement on principles."
The ministry said the two sides also discussed the arrangement of the following discussions on the subject.
For his part, the US Trade Representative's office announced "progress in various areas" during the Whitehouse and Manuchein discussions with China.
The US office did not confirm the initial agreement announced by the Chinese side.
The United States and China are working on an agreement on trade that is intended to end the "trade war" waged by the administration of US President Donald Trump earlier.