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Talks with US in Jan, confident Trump-Xi consensus will stick: China

Trump and Xi Jinping agreed in Argentina to a truce that delayed the planned Jan 1 US increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods while they negotiate a trade deal

Reuters  |  Beijing 

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and the will hold more talks on trade in January, said on Thursday, following detailed discussions about the issues to be tacked in the negotiations.

expressed confidence in a "successful implementation" of a consensus reached at Dec. 1 talks between U.S. and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in

Gao said the two sides had been in close contact since then, including a vice-ministerial level call on Wednesday, when they went over arrangements for more talks and the issues of trade balances and the protection of intellectual property rights.

"The two sides will arrange consultations including meetings and calls at any time as needed to promote the implementation of the consensus of the heads of state," Gao told reporters in

He did not elaborate on who would lead the next talks or where they would be held.

US Treasury had reportedly said earlier that and the were planning to hold meetings in January to "document an agreement" on trade.

officials have not disclosed any plans for face-to-face meetings since the Trump and Xi talks.

The potential for trade cooperation between the two countries was huge and the nature of win-win cooperation would not change, Gao said.

Trump and agreed in to a truce that delayed the planned Jan. 1 U.S. increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods while they negotiate a trade deal.

First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 14:42 IST
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