Important progress has been achieved in the current

e two sides had candid, specific and constructive discussions,” the Chinese delegation said in Washington on Thursday.

Vice-Premier Liu He met with US President Donald Trump, who confirmed that a US trade delegation will visit China in m

id-February for further consultations, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.

During the talks, the two sides also determined the timetable and road map for next-step

consultations. They attached great importance to the issue of IPR protection and t

echnology transfers, and have agreed to further enhance cooperation in this regard.

The US delegation is to be led by US Trade Rep

resentative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, it added.

The two-day talks that started on Wednesday morning in Washington were led by Liu

and Lighthizer, with the participation of dozens of senior officials from both governments.

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