Trump hails call with China’s Xi, says trade talks are making good progress

US President Trump extended New Year greetings and wishes to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people during a phone call between the two leaders on Saturday.

Trump said that the US-China relationship is very important and of great concern to the world. After their phone call, he said on Twitter that a possible trade deal between the US and China was progressing well.

Xi said teams from both countries have been actively working to implement the recently reached consensus between China and the US. The Chinese President added that he hoped the teams could meet each other half way and reach an agreement that is mutually beneficial as soon as possible.

The two leaders also exchanged views on the situation on the Korean peninsula and other international and regional issues of common interest. Xi reiterated that China encourages and supports North Korea and the US to continue dialogue and achieve positive results.

Source: VOV5