China’s Vice Premier Liu He shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as Yi Gang, governor of the Folks’s Monetary institution of China (PBC) and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stand subsequent to them as they pose for a group photo at Diaoyutai Dispute Guesthouse in Beijing, China March 29, 2019. Nicolas Asfouri/Pool by the use of REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White Dwelling stated on Friday that the USA and China made development in direction of a trade agreement all thru “constructive discussions” this week in Beijing.

“The 2 events endured to construct development all thru candid and constructive discussions on the negotiations and basic subsequent steps,” the White Dwelling stated in a observation that echoed comments made earlier by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama