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Vice-premier calls US officials on trade issues

Updated: Dec 11,2018 10:41 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu He on Dec 11 called US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on trade disputes between the two countries.

According to a statement released by the Commerce Ministry, Liu, who currently heads the China-US trade talks, called Mnuchin and Lighthizer in the morning as invited to implement the consensus recently reached by the heads of state of the two countries.

In the calls, China and US sides exchanged views on the timetable and road map to push forward the following trade talks, according to the statement.

During a dinner meeting in Argentina on Dec 1, President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the economic and trade issues between the two countries and reached important consensus.