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Chinese, U.S. chief trade negotiators agree to strengthen cooperation

CGTN Published: 2020-05-08 10:52:01

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a phone conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday morning.

The two sides agreed to remain in communication and to strengthen cooperation in macro-economy and public health, and create a favorable atmosphere and conditions for the implementation of the China-U.S. phase 1 trade deal.

In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center right, shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center left, after a minister-level trade meeting at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. [File photo: AP]

In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center right, shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center left, after a minister-level trade meeting at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. [File photo: AP]

They also vowed to strive for positive outcomes and agreed to maintain communication and coordination.

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive economic dialogue.

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