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US-China Trade Negotiators to Meet Again in September

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7Dnews London

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:39 GMT

US and Chinese trade negotiators have agreed to meet again in the United States in September after holding "frank, highly efficient and constructive" talks in Shanghai on Wednesday July 31st, AFP reported.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met Vice Premier Liu He in the Chinese financial hub for the first face-to-face negotiations since a truce in the trade war between the two countries was declared last month.

"The two sides conducted frank, highly efficient and constructive in-depth exchanges on major issues of common interest in the economic and trade field," according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Negotiators also discussed "the issue of China increasing its purchases of US agricultural products according to its domestic needs" and the US creating "favourable conditions for these purchases", Xinhua reported.

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